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Traditions and holidays in Portugal
The culture of Portugal is varied and complex, because different peoples influenced the formation of the image of the country. It’s the Moors and the Arabs, Romans, Germans, Spaniards. All they left behind cultural traditions and amazing architecture.
In this regard, the Northern and southern parts of the country have some differences in culture. But the basis of spiritual and material culture of Portuguese is considered a romance, only in the South more evident features of Arabic. The peculiarity of the country, compared with other European States, is the influence of the Catholic Church on the lives of the Portuguese. The vast majority of the population, more than 90%, are Roman-Catholics. Among the population are Protestants, the Jewish community. And about 5% of the population consider themselves atheists.
Catholicism is associated with local traditions. The Portuguese sincerely worship their shrines. They have a lot of holidays associated with their celebration.
In Braga at the end of June held a two-day Continue reading
Samurai, sake, sushi, anime, haiku – that’s what associations are carried out at the mention of Japan. and this is just a small list of what is known to every admirer of Japanese customs.
In Japan there are many holidays (just – 15)and internal, associated with a particular perception of nature. To state are traditional for Europeans festivals, as well as the holidays associated with nature and its manifestations (the spring and autumn equinox, Day, green, holiday, kids, sea, etc.).
Japanese culture, in his time, was strongly influenced by Asian countries, despite its isolation by geographical location, and frequent natural phenomena associated with earthquakes and floods. The inexhaustible ability of the Japanese to admire the fleeting beauty seen reflected in the art of Japan.
An integral part of the cultural heritage of the Japanese is the writing system. Not accidentally, calligraphy in Japan is considered one of the existing arts and is taught along with drawing lessons. Back in the old days a sign of cultural Japanese was considered his skillful calligraphy. There are several styles of writing hieroglyphs, developed by Buddhist 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