In Denmark the flag hanging in the window, says that in this house someone celebrating a birthday.
In Thailand, a holiday song, the Crane is considered to drench passers-by with water, it is considered a good-luck. Also in Thailand, where the majority of the population professes Buddhism, man’s head is considered a sacred repository of the soul and the touch is considered a serious insult.
Men from some eskimo tribes lined up to greet the stranger. Then the first of them comes forward and thoroughly spanks the stranger on top of her head, and expects a similar response from a stranger. Slaps and punches continue until such time as any of the parties does not fall on the ground. The natives of South America greet spitting at each other. And some Nations of Africa known to do is protruding tongue.
In Korea, to show that the meal was good, and all very tasty, as loudly as possible need to slurp.
Among the peoples of the North of Kamchatka many centuries it was understood that if a guest comes into sexual contact with the wife of your master, thus provides great honor. The hostess made every effort so that the guest wanted to share a bed with her. And special good luck for this house was considered, if a woman became pregnant from this connection. The birth of a child is celebrated Continue reading
In Japan, celebrated on 14 public holidays, each of which on a day off. In addition to these, there are many holidays: one in the culture of the country came more recently, another couple of thousand years.
By the way, in Japan it is not customary to congratulate the holidays. The reason for the greetings can only be a personal achievement or success (graduation, for example) or the birth of a child. To all “personal” holidays, it is customary to give gifts. The surprise also the last day of the year and in the summer on a holiday Bon.
The Japanese. practical people, because most often for each other useful things: towels, soap, food, exotic fruit. The gift should not be too “personal”. More will be valued not the gift itself, and its beautiful packaging. In the presence of the giver to unwrap the gifts cannot. it is possible to inadvertently offend. In addition, gifts should not be abandoned.
Here is a list of some of the Japanese holidays:
1 January is a public holiday of the New year (Ganjitsu), one of the brightest events of the year. Usually celebrated for 5 days from December 30 to January 3. New year’s eve it is customary to hold prayer hatsumode (cry for happiness).
To sleep, decided to go only on the night of 2nd / 3rd January. Hatsu-Yume (translated as “first dream of the year”) is considered prophetic divination about Continue reading
Once a year in some parts of the world come special days – bright, magical, and slightly crazy carnivals. Some, such as Brazilian carnival or the Spanish running of the bulls is well known to all; but you could never hear. And if you like “to party”, we bring to your attention the 20 most inimitable and large-scale festivals from around the world.
1. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
February 28 – March 4
Like Mardi Gras in New Orleans and the Carnival in Venice, Carnival in Rio de Janeiro – it’s a party in non-stop mode, only in the Brazilian style, which is a seemingly endless parade of Samba and colorful costumes.
2. Oktoberfest – Munich, Germany
The second half of September to the first weekend in October
Despite the fact that there are different, smaller-scale counterparts of this festival around the world, Munich’s traditional event is the largest beer festival in the world. In 2013, beer was sold for more than $96,178,668.
3. Festival of snow and ice – Harbin, Continue reading