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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

Features of material culture

Features of the material culture of Koreans vividly reflect the ethnic history of the Korean people, in particular the history of its interaction with neighboring peoples of Eastern Asia, primarily the Chinese. A number of features of the material culture of Koreans on the origin associated with tropical and subtropical areas of Southeast Asia, bring them together with other far Eastern peoples: many aspects of agriculture, particularly rice cultivation, alternating possibility gardening, types of agricultural implements, such as plough and cattle (no milk), poultry and pigs of southern origin, dog meat as food, clothing swing type sweater or Bathrobe and more. All this indicates, undoubtedly, a significant part in the formation of Korean ethnic groups of southern origin, originally associated with the extreme South of China, Indochina and Indonesia. It is possible that the language of these “southern” group were Indonesians, related to certain groups of ancient Yue, who, according to Chinese historians, the Zhou time was reached in the North of modern Shan-Tung. It should also be borne in mind that “southern” elements in the culture of people in Ireland could be considerably strengthened by immigrants from the aforementioned Yin of China, the culture Continue reading

Traditional desserts with an Asian note

New pastry chef Magomed Babaev SEIJIGROUP came up with paradoxical collection of desserts for restaurants and GINKGO SEIJI

This fall the menu of pan-Asian restaurant GINKGO and Japanese restaurant SEIJI presents six brand new original desserts created by famous Moscow pastry chef Magomed Babaev.

Each dessert is inventive combination of European and Asian ingredients.

A classic dessert, popular in China, Japan or Singapore, rarely correspond to Russian gastronomic habits.

This is why Magomed uses European pastry techniques and methods, but each dessert is always attended by Asian foods.

Classic milk jelly wrapped in thin rice paper – a delicate dessert with a creamy taste combined with finely chopped fruit especially suitable for people who prefer all light and airy.

Milk jelly in rice paper (menu SEILI )

Three parts of the new dessert – three shades of taste. Chocolate cake with ice cream is very important to be served at different temperatures of each component: a cold ice cream from a Japanese liquor “Midori”, a hot chocolate cake filled with liquid chocolate and chilled, with an emphasis of freshness, strawberry soup – trying Continue reading

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