The new year’s eve – the best time for experimentation. The combination of your own creativity with knowledge of the Christmas traditions of other countries will create an atmosphere of celebration. A lot of fun and positive emotions guaranteed!
New year English
Tradition: for over two centuries the British traditionally exchange greeting cards – the first Christmas card was printed in London in 1843.
The idea: to hang on the Christmas tree, Laden with toys, cards with humorous wishes. Let each guest will find the card and learns that it will be next year. Wishes can be supplemented with simple tasks: to dance, to tell a verse or to make compliments to all present.
Menu: the menu should include Turkey with chestnuts, roast potatoes, Brussels sprouts, meatloaf, and, of course, sweets and fruit.
New year in Italian
Tradition In Italy new year’s eve from the Windows decided to throw away old things in order to free ourselves from everything old. It is believed that thus in the house makes room for new things.
The idea: to organize a group to release old things, after arranging with the janitor, who will then agree to remove them and trying not to injure a passerby.
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UK: Turkey under gooseberry sauce, pudding and brandy.
France: oysters, goose liver, Turkey in white wine, champagne and cheese.
Germany: Christmas eve is carp or herring, for Christmas – roast goose.
Netherlands: rabbit, venison or fowl.
Belgium: veal sausage with truffles, wild boar meat, traditional cake, wine.
Luxembourg: black pudding, apples, local sparkling wine.
Denmark: duck or goose stuffed with fruit, rice pudding, sprinkled with cinnamon.
Ireland: Turkey or ham.
Spain: roast lamb, shellfish, Turkey, suckling pig, sherry.
Portugal: dried salted cod, very sweet port wine.
Greece: Turkey in wine.
Italy: steam cod or perch with white wine.
Japan: Christmas cold snacks “on-Sich-ryori”, which consist of bringing happiness cold beans with rice, rice cakes, pickled and fresh vegetables.
Each dish on new year and Christmas are endowed in different countries, different peoples with a special meaning and value.
In France, the holiday is not a holiday, if new year’s table is not a traditional roasted Turkey.
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To feel confident in any situation, it is highly desirable to study the customs of the places with which residents have to communicate. Ignorance of the intricacies of the mentality of foreign friends and business partners can lead to unfortunate misunderstandings. Even the most ordinary and harmless, in our opinion, things can be perceived negatively by the other party.
The people of Japan it is not customary to “gift” items in the amount of four pieces and nine: these numbers are consonant with the words “death” and “pain”. This tradition is so strong that many hospitals are missing the fourth and ninth floors. Be sure to wrap the gift in beautiful wrapping paper. Color packing can be anything but white: in Japan it is the color of mourning.
In China, Your gift will take not at once: at first he would politely refuse. You need to be persistent and to show strength of character. To offer your gift two or three times. To say that this thing is pretty minor, and refusal to accept it can offend You. Valid the gift immediately deployed and see. Here it is a widespread custom to give a pair of things, as a symbol of harmony and unity. But a watch to give to the Chinese is not accepted: this word is consonant with the word Continue reading