Throughout the world there are holidays for kids and children. It’s as natural as childbirth itself. But of course, in each country these holidays have their own unique features. Citi-go-San Matsuri is one of the most colorful festivals in Japan.
It is celebrated on 15 November, specifically around November 15, for have always employed Japanese adults have little free time. So we go the kids are on holiday for a few days, and even months before and after. The closer to the holiday, especially on the weekends – the more families decide to have their children to city-go-San Matsuri.
In this day, people visit Shinto temples to thank the gods for the health and happiness of children. Before Citi-go-San had a certain value – the boys in 5 years for the first time were allowed to wear trousers “hakama”, and to stand before the elders in adult clothes. Girls in years 7 also it was allowed for the first time to wear a belt for kimono – Obi. And in three years all children received the rite of conservation of hair (before that in childhood their shaved bald), when the oldest member of the family presented them a symbol of white hair – a bundle of raw silk. Then children get up in “real” Continue reading
Still deaf in the villages of Northern Kamchatka persisted centuries-old tradition of the guest copulation with the wife of the owner of the house. Moreover, the consent of the guest for the woman ready to do anything, as this is considered a great honor. And if after intercourse the woman will get pregnant, if not, luck and happiness to this house and around the village.
In order to marry a Tibetan girl should have at least a dozen sexual partners.
In Nepal, polyandry is the norm. Almost all of the few polyandrist societies practice what anthropologists call fraternal polyandry, where a group of brothers divide among themselves a wife. It is widespread in the Himalayas, where very little fertile land and the emergence of another son would mean the division of land to another son could be based on your own family. For the sake of space and they begin to create a family hostel with shared wife.
Each inhabitant of ancient Babylon had to make a sacrifice to the goddess of love Ishtar. For the execution of the ritual, the woman walked into the sanctuary of the goddess, sat in a conspicuous place and waited, when she chooses an unknown man. The client gave the lady a coin, after which they went to some secluded area where he committed the sexual Continue reading
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Family traditions and customs of our ancestors
The institution of family was founded in ancient times. At first the families were polygamous, one man had several wives. Polygamy was an absolutely pragmatic motives, many men died in wars, hunting accidents. Over time, family traditions have changed on the European continent is firmly entrenched monogamous marriage. Polygamy prevails today in some primitive tribes of Africa and Asia. In institutional terms it is enshrined in the Muslim religion, although in most countries of the Muslim family have become monogamous.
What family traditions and customs of our ancestors? The first thing to mention is the distribution of roles in the family. For centuries the head of the household was the husband. He took the most important decision was the provider and the undisputed authority for his wife and children. The woman was a mother and homemaker, she was treated with respect, her husband trusted her with the upbringing of children. the management of the home. Although the full equality of men and women to talk in those days was not necessary. Children family tradition has prescribed obedience to parents, especially the father, were for them an absolute authority.
In the old Patriarchal Continue reading