In the world there are many countries, but even more in the world of different nationalities and cultures. We can say that all people are the same, but actually anywhere in the world you can find something that will surprise us or shock. Most of us carry strange customs of other Nations. It is about them, and improbable at first glance, the rituals we now describe.
Interesting is the custom of “hardening” neonates born to Muslim population of the Indian state of Maharashtra. Local residents for the past five centuries shed their babies with special ritual wall 15 meters high. According to those who observe this tradition, so they provide health and success in later life. It should be noted that children do not fall to the ground below them caught in the stretched fabric.
In rural areas of Scotland remained a very strange custom to smear the bride in the products. In particular, before the wedding the girl coated with all sorts of rotten eggs, sauces, fat or flour. In different regions of the “ingredients” may be different, but the main criteria for their selection are stickiness and unpleasant smell.
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On March 3 in Japan there is amazing and very beautiful holiday Hinamatsuri (doll Festival) or girls Holiday. Hina is a little paper doll.
To this day in every family, where there is a girl, arrange a special exhibition of dolls Skins (human image). The dolls put on a special stand hinamatsuri, similar to the slide and consisting of 3, 5 or 7 steps and covered with scarlet cloth.
At the top, amid the gilded folding screens, giriama pair dolls of the Emperor and Empress in ceremonial robes of brocade or silk. The Empress in dvenadcatiletnej clothes – 12 kimono. This is the most expensive and beautiful dolls in any collection. On either side of them are the lanterns, and the middle tray with the sacred tree, decorated with paper festoons. At lower levels of the dolls are ladies that hold supplies for pouring sake; musicians performing ancient Japanese court music gagaku, they sing, play the flute, pounding the drum; Ministers and officials, bodyguards and servants – a total of at least 15 dolls. All dolls are dressed in ancient ceremonial outfits. At the sixth and seventh steps of the Palace exhibited objects of everyday life (miniature furniture, a sedan, a wagon, boxes, utensils and food).
Doll festival coincides with the flowering Continue reading
Defined the best of the best in 2009, according to the youth
The end of the year – time results, analysis and generalizations. According to many Transcarpathians, 2009 will be something to remember, because interesting events and activities of the regional level was much.
In a friendly dispute the creative team of the magazine “StudLife” as to which of fests, parties or promotional projects can be considered the best, he had the idea to create their own ranking.
Who cared, joined the sponsors (national discount network “Ukrainian student card”, “Student Republic”, the Corporation of the holidays “did Not understand”, the student Council the Carpathians, Transcarpathian League of KVN, etc).
Thus, in the framework of a long-planned competition “the Best student” there was another event – the first “Youth rating”.
Regarding the project. This year he covered 5 categories and 5 special awards. Determined the winners, the panel of experts of the magazine “StudLife” and the contestants who had the opportunity to vote for fellow competitors.
On December 17, in the Transcarpathian regional was declared the best of the best. Was held the ceremony in a solemn ceremony with all appropriate attributes. Even the statues Continue reading