Strange wedding traditions
Let's start with the wedding traditions of India, where there is a strange custom whereby girls marry animals. Many girls were forced to marry animals because in some parts of…

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Hina-Matsuri, the festival girls (Japan)
Girls holiday in Japan has several names: Momo-but sekku (feast of the flowering peach), Jesi-but sekku (the Celebration of the first day of the snake) and Hina-Matsuri (doll Festival). Previously…

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Festival of national traditions in Khabarovsk

In November 2013, a ceremonial reception hall of the Azerbaijan restaurant “Ali” gathered mothers of various Nations to participate in the Festival of national traditions, dedicated to mother’s day and the birthday of the Assembly of the peoples of Khabarovsk Krai.

The festival was organized by the “Assembly of the peoples of the Khabarovsk Krai”, the Women’s club “Friendship without borders” and Autonomous nonprofit organization “Children and adults” with the support of the Khabarovsk regional branch of all-Russian Azerbaijani Congress.

The celebration began with words of gratitude to mothers, representatives of the national associations, they on this festive evening received flowers from the hands of Valery Hidirova, the acting President of the Council of Assembly of peoples of Khabarovsk Krai.

The audience and participants of the first “Festival of national traditions” was lucky enough not only to divide the tea party in Uzbek, but to listen to Orthodox ritual singing, learning traditional bow in Korean, to get acquainted with Yakutian rite of blessing, go through a cleansing ritual of indigenous peoples of the North, to admire the Ukrainian rite of dressing the bride in front of the crown, to be treated with Continue reading

National traditions in Karakalpakstan: wedding, birth of a child

The Karakalpaks and other peoples of Central Asia, have their own customs and traditions. Many of them are rooted in antiquity and originated in the pagan cultures of the Saka nomads, the Pechenegs, the Oghuz. Of course, most belong to the later Islamic culture, but at the same time retain some elements of pagan cultures.

The Karakalpaks have unique customs and rules of conduct on family and community meals, which are strictly followed so far. Like most Eastern Nations, Karakalpaks eat food, according to tradition, sitting on the floor around a tablecloth or tablecloth. Solid food is eaten with the fingers, the broth is served separately in a bowl or Cup. Before the meal pour water on the hands, and then give water to drain with hands. Not supposed to shake the water off the hands after washing, because the spray can get into the food. According to the custom of the first starts are senior in age or position a family member or guest. When the house came the guest, was served with sour milk or buttermilk. The custom of drinking tea began to spread in Karakalpakstan, as well as throughout Central Asia, only by the early Continue reading

5 amazing cities, built from scratch in the twenty-first century

Not only the 20th century was marked by massive building of cities and sites in the 21st century, the process continues, showing the world the young, sometimes wonderful city. We present to your attention five of the most incredible cities constructed in the 21st century.

1. Songdo in South Korea

The city, which is the area of economic freedom considered to be the first in the history of mankind “smart” large settlement. This city, showing how life depends on new and advanced technologies, began at the turn of the new Millennium. The city’s location is designed to make it maximum comfortable for the contemporary society and business development. There are a lot of parks, boulevards, bike paths and stations for charging electric vehicles – what is not a dream?

Each resident of Songdo has smart card that allows you to use all the features of the city. So, thanks to a smart card for free use of public transport, the Internet generation “Next”, to take to bikes, going to the shops and restaurants. Here the implemented pneumatic garbage collection, a unique water system, “smart” heat and power plant.

2. The Olympic village in Krasnaya Polyana on the territory of the Russian Federation

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