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The strangest wedding traditions

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There a lot of cultures which differ very peculiar beliefs in respect of marriage and family happiness. Here are some wedding traditions that still exist and are very difficult to understand.

India: marriage with animals

Some women in India have been forced to marry animals. The fact is that in some parts of India it is believed that ghosts can inhabit certain people’s souls in the living world. In particular it is believed that the ghosts possess girls who are born with milk teeth, prorezalsya through the gum, or those born with deformities and defects on your face.

Therefore, some believe that the only way to exorcise the Ghost girl, is the marriage with the animal, typically a goat or dog. Despite the fact that on this occasion arranged a magnificent wedding ceremony with drinks and dancing, the girls don’t expect sexual relations with an animal, that certainly is a relief. Allow the girl to later marry a man, but in the case, when the ghosts are gone from his victim. We can only guess how the people accept the decision that the Ghost was gone.

Greece: the gnawing biscuit round neck boy

Another strange tradition takes place at the wedding in Greece. A young Greek bride celebrates her marriage, grabbing the boy and planting him on his knee, and then gnaws round biscuits, Continue reading

Culture Japan

Culture of Japan

The names, however, are done splitting I did not understand, in what topic to shove myths dispelled

And you will understand why sailormoon appears in the moon rabbit baking something on the moon (if you remember the cat Luna spoke)

What Japanese words become the most popular in the world and why?

New Japanese word confidently enters into everyday English and other European languages. Many of these words are not already in English dictionaries, however, on the Internet sites you will quickly find an explanation of their meaning.

Simply open the web search engine Google, typing the word “kawaii” (“cute”), “etty” (“indecent”), “otaku” (“fanatic”), “Asuna” (“beautiful young girl”) or “onigiri” (rice balls), and you will get many options, explain the meaning of these words.

So why are these words so deeply penetrated into European languages? One reason lies in the extraordinary worldwide popularity of Japanese animation that is characterized by brilliance, originality, graphics and live characters.

Rompani of Santiago, a fourth-year Continue reading

Posters of North Korea

In the world in recent days has become smaller on two iconic political figures. In Europe died Vaclav Havel, the democratic President of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic in the DPRK, whether itself, or with the help of his generals went to another world, Kim Jong-Il. Since the latter is close to the Russian autochthons, we have gathered a small collection of posters with a brilliant military commander…

North Korea is often called the country of victorious Stalinism, however, do reserve the North Korean goblins are some significant differences from the Russian prototype.

In addition to formal multi-party system, North Korea «the Stalinists» actually managed to implement a hereditary monarchy. Once in 1994 the rice fields in heaven went first great helmsman – Kim Il sung, the power was passed to his son, Kim Jong-Il.

Recall that in the USSR after the death of Joseph Stalin, his son Basil was arrested and nearly 7 years spent time in prison, where he worked as a Turner. After his release he was even forbidden to use the name Stalin, in his documents was «Dzhugashvili».

In contrast, Kim Jong-Il since the 60-ies made progressive career in the party apparatus of the DPRK. Early posters paint him as a diligent student, from cover to cover mizubasho Continue reading

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