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The Amazing customs and traditions of different Nations of the world


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 by the whole settlement.

Unique funeral tradition for two thousand years exists in the depths of the island of Luzon in the Philippines. The dead are buried themselves in hollowed logs, and then refer to the caves high in the mountains. In some caves there are several hundred kind of coffins.

We eat with a spoon and fork, the peoples of East Asia often use sticks that cost the huskies a knife, and Central Asian dish Besh-Barmak so called because they eat it “Besh” ” five, “Barmak” — fingers.

To enter a Christian Church in headdress — is to commit sacrilege. Countway and someone in the synagogue or the mosque with their heads uncovered.

Somewhere in the East, women are still hiding your face and body under ridiculous shapeless clothes. Many Africans still to this day believe that short apron — top of the fact that they can afford to put on to the detriment of old customs, requiring full nudity.

To rest of the day, we sit on a chair. A Tajik or Uzbek would prefer to sit down on the carpet, legs folded in Turkish. The Zulus would think that his European and Central Asian friends just don’t know how to relax and completely devoid of imagination. Ways to sit so many! Moreover, they own, special, Zulu men and women. As representatives of one of the North Australian tribes most of all love to relax in a surprisingly uncomfortable, in our opinion, pose. They stand on one leg resting on the knee and foot of the other leg.

Greeting, European extends a hand, Japanese crouches, and the CAMBA in Kenya as a sign of high respect spits in counter. People from the Masai tribe at the meeting solemnly spits, then wets his hand with saliva and only then allows himself to shake hands with a friend. Mangbetu in the North of the Congo greeted very European, by the hand, but politely pohrustyvaya the joints of the middle fingers.

If you are not tired of the enumeration, it can continue. Tumble in Tanganyika to say Hello, be on one knee, take a handful of soil and roll it crosswise on the chest and arms. On the Zambezi in similar circumstances clapping and doing a curtsy, and when meeting with white is considered necessary to Charcot leg: the non-European of the eighteenth century?

Welcoming the other, the Chinese man asked: “Eat you?”, Iranian wishes: “Be merry!”, Zulu said: “I see you”.

It turns out that kissing is not as common as it may assume even someone who knows what wild chimpanzees are good at kissing. So, the Chinese long rubbed noses instead, so did the huskies. The ancient Egyptians were kissing for ages, as among the ancient Greeks, according to Herodotus, this exciting activity caught on relatively late.

In African Masai tribe people greet each other by jumping. The higher You jump, the more respect you will have.

The aboriginal tribe of the Maori of New Zealand at the meeting are rubbing each other’s noses, it’s such a greeting. By the smell they feature compatriots from others.

In Latin America, at every meeting and the meeting accepted the embrace and kiss.

The better Japanese bow to greet the same way as you. Now the modern Japanese are not surprised the outstretched hand of a foreigner.

In China there is an ancient tradition – to avoid the number four. Because “four” sounds like “die”. If You need to get to the fourth floor, You simply will not find, even if the five-storey house.

In the East traditionally treat guests with tea. Bowl pour but a little. The guest who will sit up, poured a bowl full, which would mean “Drink up and go”.

If in Greece You are invited to visit, not nahvalivaya the decoration of the house, because in the old tradition, all that you liked the guest, hospitable host needs to give him.

In Spain we have Breakfast in 14 hours, and have lunch in 22 hours. At the table try to avoid topics such as personal life, bullfighting and the period of Franco’s rule.

In Malaysia, men greet each other with a bow, and married women are forbidden to take by the hand.