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
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
Sushi bars and Japanese restaurants flooded European cities, and all sorts of Japanese dishes appeared on the menus of many cafés and food delivery services at home. More and more people are imbued with Eastern traditions and culture, but limited to whether the diversity of dietary habits of the Japanese people eating with chopsticks chopsticks sake, rice and seafood? Of course, no. Japanese tradition is extensive, multifaceted and very complicated, for almost every actions has its own rules, they define what should be the dining table, how to sit, how to hold the sticks, what and in what order is, what utensils to serve a particular dish and what dishes will suit any guest.
Perhaps, like serving seem prudish. However, despite this attention to detail, is appreciated in Japan the beauty of contrasts. For example, the tables can get dishes of various sizes and geometric shapes. The apparent asymmetry of square serving dishes goes well with round, deep with flat, low and high. All must be harmony and balance, so the dishes and food on it should be placed in a certain way, so, I put a square plate diamond design, and complement round bowls. Following the same logic, treats rounded served on square plates and rectangular trays.
Nothing is more appreciated in serving Japanese buffet, as the beauty of empty space. Continue reading