In Japan March is generally considered women’s month is celebrated not only the eighth of March, but “Momo-but sekku” (peach blossom Festival), the famous Holiday girls, better known as “Hina Matsuri”, the doll Festival. Initially celebrated in the 3rd day of the 3rd month, as a seasonal event because at that time the peasants were relatively free from agricultural work and can enjoy the first warm days, when you started flowering peach trees.
According to the ancient traditions of the Heian period (794-1185 years) on this day in noble families were invited exorcists who have made special prayer services, aimed at all the troubles people have switched to paper dolls, “nagsi-Bina” which was then taken to swim in the river or sea.
The wide spread of the holiday was in the 18th century, and its main purpose was added custom to arrange in homes where there are girls, shows a richly dressed dolls depicting the life and customs of the Imperial Palace. Now the custom has changed a bit: instead of paper dolls put ceramic figures dressed in silk clothes. On a special bookcase in the best room there is a set that is composed of dolls, passed on from generation to generation Continue reading
Marriage Bali. This is perhaps one of the strangest wedding ceremonies and obscure European Asnani. During the ceremony, young saw off part of the teeth without an anaesthetic, symbolizing the fact that people do not belong to the world of evil spirits, bearing fangs. At the wedding table sitting only women and men who prepared the dishes for the feast all night, resting at this time.
In Bermuda, it is customary to decorate the top tier of the wedding cake tiny young tree. After that they planted the same tree in front of his house as a sign that their marriage will last until the tree grows.
In Vietnam there are two wedding celebrations, one satisfied with the groom’s parents, the other is organized on the bride’s side.
Indian marriage. According to an old tradition to ward off evil spirits over the heads of young three times and twist the coconuts. After the ceremony, to family zhizni was happy, without any misery and sorrow the bride and the groom, the male family member is showering flower petals .
Marriage in Caribbean
On the Islands of Barbados, Grenada and Santa Lucia for the wedding isikut huge ‘black’ cake stuffed with dried fruits and rum. The recipe for this Continue reading
Koreans with a special thrill each the holiday and try to make it beautiful, bright and fun. South Korea — this is a country where holidays are valued and are able to carry out nicely. Not surprisingly, traditional for the country of morning freshness Oriental New year, in the process of globalization has added another Western winter celebrations.
New year in South Korea is celebrated twice — first on the solar calendar (i.e. in the night of 31 December to 1 January) and then lunar (usually in February). But if the “Western” New year in the land of morning calm has no symbolic load, the traditional New year according to the lunar calendar in South Korea is of special importance.
New year in Korea begins with a Catholic Christmas. As in Europe, Koreans dress up a Christmas tree, and prepare a variety of cards and gifts for family, relatives, friends and colleagues. It should be noted that Christmas celebrations in South Korea are even brighter than the calendar New year which is celebrated very formally. These days in the land of morning calm are perceived more as a rare weekend than festive. Therefore, all eager to escape to his hometown to visit his parents or just relax outside the city, for example, in the mountains. By the way, even there is an interesting mountain route which allows Continue reading