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The strangest wedding traditions

Incredible facts

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

As is customary to celebrate it’s thanksgiving in Korea

It’s thanksgiving — one of three most important holidays of Korea. The significance of this event can be compared happy New year (Sollal) according to the lunar calendar and the Tano festival in honor of the end of agricultural works.

It is also called Confusion or Hangawi . which translates as “middle”, as it falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month.

In ancient times, the tradition to celebrate it’s thanksgiving were of key importance for Korea, as the main occupation of the people of this country was agriculture. On this day, the peasants worshipped according to the custom of the ancestors, thanking them for a rich harvest and celebrated the completion of work in field with their neighbours.

But the history of the holiday it’s thanksgiving not known. Most historians say about the version about a special relationship to the ancient legends connected with the worship of the moon, particularly the full moon that turns even the darkest night into light. During this the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, Koreans, and made fun of the festivities. They feasted, danced, and generally, considered to this day one of the most important of the year. This view has continued in modern Korea.

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Christmas traditions

Fast approaching the most magical, the most fabulous holiday. Only a few days of holiday hustle and bustle – and the chime will be notified of the entry of humanity in the year 2013! New year – a holiday is international, and every nation has its own traditions, customs, but the meaning of the holiday in all countries, one is a holiday of kindness, joy and stories.

For example, in ENGLAND it is customary to “let in” the New year. During the striking of the clock open the back door of the house, letting the old year, and with the last kick – front, letting new. The doors are adorned with sprigs of mistletoe, considered a magical tree and according to tradition, in order not to leave next year, the lovers must kiss under them. The main Christmas meal in England is Turkey with chestnuts and fried potatoes with sauce and Brussels sprouts with meat pies.

In ITALY there is a very curious and even somewhat dangerous to the passers-by the tradition to throw old things, clothes, shoes and crockery right through the Windows to enter the new year, free from superfluous and unnecessary. Italians this custom very much, and they perform it with such passion, peculiar to the southerners: Continue reading

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