Along with Islam in the Lezgin culture preserved the elements of pagan beliefs. To this day in the life of the Lezgian show a remarkable phenomena and items, customs and rituals that have deep roots in far antiquity. In the 21st century high-tech and amazing quirks of antiquity, the imprints of the past, and this shows again how diverse and unique corners of the Earth, one of which is the edge of the Lezghins.
Even in pre-Islamic times, when people could not describe the laws of nature, he ascribed all the divine spirits. The Lezgins, they were called the Djinn, which were more often evil than good. So naturally, to protect themselves and loved ones, made all kinds of charms. For example, if the house was built, we had to hang on the wall, the tableware. This was to bring new settlers happiness and prosperity. Still in Lezgin homes can be found this ancient “ADAT”.
As amulets, the Lezghins have also used thorny plants. Perhaps this is due to a belief that pricked sharp needles evil Genie will leave the person and not bring him into trouble. Similarly thorns were hung on the walls, and currently they are often seen as remote under the rear view Continue reading
Wedding traditions from different countries very different from each other. Of course, there are widespread items such as wedding rings or white dresses. Even in one country there may be variation, depending on ethnicity, culture and religious beliefs. But, as they did not differ, all practices reflect the sociality of the people, their desire to support each other for the prosperity of the entire human society with its basic unit – the family. Offer to go to different countries and see how different wedding traditions.
Bride in white from head to toe, including the face. She is dressed in a white kimono with a white hood that the bride should wear as a veil to hide the “horns of jealousy” from the groom’s mother. He, by the way, wearing a kimono of black silk. During the exchange of vows the groom and bride their families look at each other. 9 times, the couple drink sake, to demonstrate his desire to try to achieve harmony in marriage. Families also drink sake then the father of the bride is distinguished members of the families to each other. Later the bride to change kimonos in red or wear a Western wedding dress for fun and games
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On the wedding day the groom with friends and relatives meet the bride Continue reading
Speaking of Japanese traditions, you have to keep in mind that the Japanese did not go systems around the clock and do not honor the national historical values. Although honor! I like that you always have the choice of style in almost any situation: a cabin on a passenger ferry from South to North can be European-style (bed) or Japanese (tatami and futon), tea at the restaurant – black English or any Japanese, as is the case with the interiors, toys, kitchenware – practically with everything. In this case, if we take, for example, a large firm, which is engaged in any conservative activity, or major holiday – there will likely prefer a traditional Japanese style of etiquette, customs and gifts. And no one will confuse what is European and what is Japanese.
The tradition of presenting Christmas gifts is also two immiscible stream: “Christmas gift” and the traditional Japanese greetings. Caps of Santa Claus boots with sweets – this in bulk, but always and everywhere there will be the opportunity to sign Japanese postcard, as expected, and to choose befitting etiquette, Japanese gift. I have no Japanese hangouts (sounds crazy, but such a life is also possible), so I never received nor sent such greetings myself, so may not know Continue reading