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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.
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Alcohol is a longtime enemy South Korea, and the level of alcoholism in the country takes the 7th place in the world. Korean drinking has its own characteristics. Almost all working Koreans once a month, and many every weekend, arrange with your colleagues feast, accompanied by copious libations.
Such events are called haesik (“hoesik”) and during these feasts required to comply with many rules. For example, if the elder is pouring the drink, the younger must necessarily hold a glass with both hands. If the Junior pours the senior, then the bottle should also hold on with both hands. One hand can be used only to pensioners and people, exposure power. Toast during the “hoesik” follow one another, and to drink all necessarily.
Because such traditions “corporate culture” South Korea is the 13th largest in the world in alcohol consumption per capita, and in terms of pure alcohol per citizen per year accounts for almost 15 L. Among Asian countries is an absolute record.
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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
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