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In China tea has hundreds of names, depending on the growing area, type or kind ("suisen", "Yunnan", "Sha-ozun", "Oolong", "Longji", "Tonci", "beica", "Celena", "Cheech", "TOCA", "choice" etc.). But the most…

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The word "hood" came in the modern Korean language from shamanic practices, but these days it is supplemented by the meaning of the English word "good" and generally refers to…

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7 new year’s ideas – a new look at Christmas traditions

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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Traditions of the tea ceremony in Japan

In Japan, every moment of life is associated with a long tradition, which is revered by the nation. The meal in this country is equal to the whole ritual with its own customs and rules. It remains an important part of the tea ceremony, the beauty of which attracts people all over the world.

Tea for the Japanese, is an art that is honed over centuries and passed down from generation to generation. During the Cha-no-But (tea drink) is a real meditation, requiring appropriate behavior, environment, company and attire. In order to take in the process, you need to find it’s suitable place. Usually it is “Tania” – a tea garden. Paradise planted trees and beautiful plants that create a special peaceful atmosphere. Along the garden to the house “tasica the” drink of the drink, leads a stone path. Before you go to Tasucu, people should go to the “tsukubai” – the well or the vessel with water where you have to wash and wash your hands.

A house for the reception of tea also has the magic of ritual. On the coals Sakura is heated in a metal bowl of water. The number of coals is calculated in such a way as not to bring the water to a boil, but only to maintain the desired brewing temperature. Near the place heating is the utensils that before serving on the table is wiped with a special silk cloth. This towel even has its own meaning and symbolizes Continue reading

Wedding traditions of the peoples of the world

Many of us, finally, having been a guest at the wedding, surprised by the variety of national wedding traditions in Ukraine – all this matchmaking, standing on the towels, masks and much more, from which the most bright event in the life of lovers is truly a family, rich and even more important, because due to the ancient traditions of our ancestors.

But in every country – its wedding traditions. Romantic and strange, they reveal the worldview of a whole nation – his understanding of family, love and life.

Wedding tradition, which is present in almost all cultures – young exchanged wedding gifts. Common wedding traditions of many peoples is that very often such a gift is money. For example, in Bulgaria the groom gives the bride on the wedding bag . the bride and groom – handkerchiefs. In Malaysia, wedding gift from groom to the bride is the tray with food and money hidden in figures of flowers and animals.

Often the groom is obliged to present gifts and the bride’s parents. For example, Fiji, the groom gives the bride’s father a whale tooth . as a symbol of wealth and social status.

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