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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In recent times the world has increased the interest in “hermit Kingdom’ – North Korea. This is not surprising, because the country claims to be the most closed and very exotic, and the forbidden fruit is always sweet, according to Our planet. We present to your attention several interesting facts, which, we believe, little-known: North Korea is one of the most literate countries in the world: the average literacy rate in North Korea reaches 100%!
In the country allowed to wear a total of 28 government-approved hairstyles and haircuts
Girls are allowed to carry 14 different types of haircuts; married women are expected to wear a short haircut, and single women can grow my hair longer. Men are forbidden to grow their hair longer than 5 inches, while older people can afford hair length to 7 inches.
Annual spending of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il for a luxury cognac to 800 times the average annual income by country
The father of the current leader Kim Jong UN-Kim Jong-Il spent 700 thousand euros per year to buy cognac Hennessy. The average annual income in North Korea, estimated at 1 to 2 thousand dollars.
Moreover, the dictator was an avid movie buff, and his collection consisted of more than 20 thousand films
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This simple decoration was worn on the bride during the wedding ceremony and meant that now she belongs to her husband, and he must protect it. The first such decoration, was found by his contemporaries, belong to the era of the old Kingdom. Representatives of the male, judging by the studies of archeologists, started to carry similar attributes of marriage only after one and a half thousand years.
Coming from time immemorial the symbol
The first engagement ring. made in the usual form, appeared in the III – IV centuries, and since then it is known to every piece of jewelry conquers the territory of almost all countries of the World. But, in spite of the apparent universality of this indispensable attribute of the family, the tradition of wearing not the same in representatives of different cultures and religions.
Even the ancient Egyptians wore wedding rings on traditional for most of our contemporaries the ring finger. And the reason was not convenience of this particular area of the body, and its anatomical features. The fact that through this finger goes “vena amoris” (artery of love), is able, according to the Egyptians, to be imbued with positive energy the main symbol of family life.
Religious and cultural traditions
In the modern world wear the wedding ring on the ring finger for both left and right hand. Depends Continue reading