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Sacred Asia: traditions and stories Atma Ananda Sacred Asia: traditions and stories West is West, East is East and with the place they will go, until you see the Sky…

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The Customs of other countries
Customs — in a broad sense every detail or feature of life(in addition to purely physiological or pathological), repeat,constantly, periodically or when known cases, consciously ribasauskiene (out of habit, tradition,…

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Sexual traditions of the peoples of the world

Australian aborigines – war, instead of our customary handshake, friendliness demonstrate a slightly different gesture, namely by touching the cock of his companion.

Northern Kamchatka

Still in remote villages of Northern Kamchatka remains a centuries old tradition of the guest copulation with the wife of the owner of the house. Moreover, for the consent of the guest is a woman ready for 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.

Tibet

To marry a Tibetan girl should have at least a dozen sexual partners.

Polynesia

Here, the number of sexual relations of the bride is not particularly important, however, it must have at least two kids.

Germany

Germany, as in other and many other countries of Europe is famous for the promiscuity between people. Especially interesting the following German custom: when is the Cologne festival passers-by may seriously offer each other sex and doing them, sometimes, not even getting acquainted.

Oceania

Local mores, force the bride to marry a virgin, and, before the girl will be allowed to your fiance, she will go through the rite of deprivation of virginity by a stone knife. The ceremony Continue reading

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 it was celebrated on the third day of the third month as a seasonal event. In this day and perform the ritual of getting rid of illnesses and misfortune – Hina-okuri, which was made paper dolls nagashi-Bina (“dolls, lowered for the river”), which were thrown into the river, so they took away all unhappiness.

Dolls in Japan was considered not toys, and symbolic images of gods or people that bring good to people, repel the forces of evil, disease and natural disasters, preserve peace and tranquility in the home. Paper dolls were replaced by clay and wooden, and they are no longer thrown into the river, and kept at home, placing on the shelves.

Earlier the feast was celebrated only at court and among the military class, but it soon became widespread. In the eighteenth century, the girls Festival has gained national status. It then became the custom to arrange the exhibition a richly dressed dolls, which are placed on a special stand, consisting of three, five and seven steps, covered Continue reading

Japan: the national cuisine of Japan

Japanese cuisine is one of the most original and unique in the world. Japanese food is very simple, thermal processing is minimal, and maximum attention is paid to the preservation of the natural appearance and taste of the product. Often the preparation is as simple as cutting the product, without any processing, mixing in one dish large number of ingredients also. Another feature characteristic of the ritualism of the process of absorption of food – not only that, the menu is bound to vary depending on the time of year and the abundance of rules of conduct at the table and handling the units are usually baffled most Europeans.

The basis of Japanese cuisine – fried rice, which is absolutely not salted, but is accompanied by various sauces and condiments. It is served in a separate bowl, almost all dishes as a garnish, and is often used as an independent meal, varying the taste by using spices. The most popular dish of rice, no doubt, “sushi” (“sushi”) – rice balls-rolls with different fillings (over 200 species), and rice balls “onigiri” or rice cakes “mochi”. Not less popular rice a special kind of noodle made from buckwheat flour – “soba” (“sobo”), which serves both cold and hot, fried and boiled in broth and with vegetables. Continue reading

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