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
Each country, culture is unique because unlike other. It is this feature that makes international travel so attractive. Each country has its own peculiarities, and, for example, what is allowed in Germany, severely punished in China.
Etiquette is the silent language by which you can tell a lot and understand a lot, if you know how to see. Etiquette cannot be substituted. Conversing with a foreigner, sometimes it is difficult to explain how you feel about him and what he says. But if you own etiquette, your silence, gestures, intonation will speak louder than words. By external style to keep abroad are judged not only on the person, but also about the country he represents. The tradition of the business community, conducting business and social meetings, conversational phrases, gifts, manners, table manners, dress codes – the answers to these and many other questions will provide students with this program.
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Japanese cuisine combines centuries-old traditions, values and the spirit of the Japanese people, expressive and different from any other cuisine of the world. For a modern European, Japanese food – is as exotic as, say, Japanese – Russian cuisine. The main secret of unmatched Japanese food – in the careful selection of products, the aesthetics of table setting and serving, as well as a special philosophy, which lies at the heart of Japanese cuisine. The most valuable thing on the table Japanese gourmands – the products created by nature, those who retained their original properties. This is not surprising: after all, what created by nature cannot compete with its taste and usefulness to others. On the Japanese table, unlike Russian, never finding the “heavy” food with huge portions. All portions of Japanese cuisine are distributed so as to avoid drunkenness and excess in eating. The large size of the dishes, the Japanese prefer variety. The Japanese like when meal consists of several small dishes of different taste, arranged with good taste. Often eating in a Japanese family, so graceful, like during the traditional tea ceremony. Special attention is paid to Japanese seafood. Their sushi is so popular in Europe that there is probably no European country in which not prepared the traditional Continue reading