Want to celebrate the New year in a new, more interesting and more original than ever? It may be wise to use this idea for the customs and traditions of other peoples? Not proceed according to strictly specified rules, do not try to limit the style of one country, connect your imagination and sense of humor, and then the new year’s eve can turn into a night trip around the world.
The Bulgarians, following old traditions, always celebrate New year at home. With the twelfth stroke of the clock all homes for three minutes in darkness: the time of new year’s kiss replacing the toast. “Pause kisses” – the tradition of easy, a great way to avoid tedious and lengthy toasts, the need to write any special words.
The British used to order gifts in the letters addressed to Father Christmas (Father Christmas) that will be burned in the fireplace, and the smoke from the chimney all of these requests go directly to the destination. In the family circle the ceremony of distributing gifts even now often takes place in accordance with ancient tradition by drawing lots.
In Scotland there is a symbolic custom of burning the Old year and the opening of the road for a New: on the eve of setting fire to a barrel of resin and a fun crowd wheeled her through the streets. When the time is approaching twelve, the master of the house silently opens the front Continue reading
This is the most favorite and bright holiday and new year’s holidays, lasting from 28 December to 4 January, are days of rest for everyone. Stops at this time practically all of business life in the country. There were times when On-segatsu celebrated according to the lunar calendar, but since the late 19th century the Japanese started to celebrate this holiday according to the generally accepted Gregorian calendar.
Japan is a country rich in diverse, interesting customs and traditions. In celebration of the New year it is very noticeable. Preparing for the holiday before its occurrence. On the streets of Japanese cities are many Christmas fairs, selling everything from Souvenirs and clothing to ritual objects. For example, HAMAMI. This blunt arrows with white feathers that protect the house from harm and evil forces. Or TAKARABUNE. Are the ships with rice and other “treasures” on which are seated seven gods of fortune.
Very popular talisman for good luck — CANADA (translated as “bear’s paw”). It reminds made of a bamboo rake. This thing is supposed to “rake” happiness. With every purchase the visitors of the stores is given as a traditional gift animal figure is a symbol of the coming year.
We can not talk about traditional Japanese decoration of the home before the New year, the so-called kadomatsu, Continue reading
Quite commonly the medicinal use of mulberry in the folk medicine . Folk medicine uses immature, freshly harvested, water infusion of the fruit of the mulberry or syrup for diarrhea (you can read about the treatment of diarrhea folk remedies ). Moreover, as advised by folk medicine, Mature fruits operate on the person, as a laxative.
The infusion and juice of the fruit of the white and black mulberry is also used as a good expectorant, diuretic and diaphoretic . Recipes of the Caucasus are preparing a syrup of black mulberry, which was used to rinse the throat and mouth, struck by the plagues. Science has long proven that fresh infusions and juice, both white of black mulberry is used as an antiseptic. Antiseptic for preparation of the infusion use two tablespoons of pre-chopped fruit, often black mulberry one Cup of boiling water. Then leave to infuse for four hours, then strain and use four times a day before meals for one-fourth of a Cup. This infusion is used for gargling and mouth.
Traditional medicine Korea applies the mulberry as a medical treatment, prepare an infusion of buds of mulberry collected in winter and used for diseases of the cardiovascular system and obesity.
In Ukrainian folk medicine is widely known for the healing properties Continue reading