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Wedding traditions that surprise.

The wedding celebration traditional. Newfangled how would she not tried to be organized and conducted, usually from biting the loaf, the smashing of glasses, the collection of money in sliders “the boy-girl” and other usual actions on this holiday can not do. However, some novelty and originality still want. Therefore, the wedding portal the wedding.ws has decided to collect and present your readers the most unusual traditions and rituals for the wedding from different parts of the planet. Perhaps something each of you can adopt for your own celebration.

The top 9 most unexpected wedding customs

Ninth place

In Japan the drink is considered to be newlyweds sake (rice wine). But must hold it in a special way: at nine SIPS. The most important is the first one. It was after him, the spouses can rightly be called spouses.

Eighth place

On the island on the other side of the Eurasian continent tells a different tradition: after pronouncing vows of fidelity new husband must put his wife on the shoulders of a plaid shawl, fastening it with pins of silver.

Incidentally, the color of the scarf should reflect traditionally accepted in the family of the spouse.

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Cold steel Japan

Especially interesting from the point of view of the development and use of bladed weapons is Japan. Enough to throw a timid, shallow look at the history of the Japanese state to understand the fact that the entire ancient history of the country is one big bloody battle. Unlike the continental wars of the dark ages and all the feudal period. the war on the island of Japan was not only a real art, and heavy. First, all the warring parties had the same level of technological development. Secondly, each of the belligerents of the war the Japanese had a similar doctrine of war. Thirdly, technique of warfare and strategy was also about the same.

A glance at the history of bladed weapons of Japan

Melee weapons don’t always dominated on the field of bloody battle in a brutal war of ancient Japan. Before swords and daggers became popular in Japan was the era of bow and spear. Attitude to cold steel in the rising sun country has always been special.

The ancient Japanese believed that swords are bearers of the spirit. Samurai sword is a symbol of one of the oldest cultures of human civilization. Let’s look at what were the types of swords, when and for what purpose they were created. Yes, you read that right! Not all swords were only created for killing enemies. But more on this below.

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I lived in North Korea

At the turn of the new Millennium, when I was 10, I learned that, it turns out, Korea is divided into 2 pieces: the Northern and southern. When my father announced that we were going to live in Korea, I was delighted. Well, of course! Developed country, sea, ocean, culture, is all a child attracted badder than new cartridges for Sega. And then I found out that we’re going into another Korea.

Tell me, dear to my heart the reader, do you know what the second name is proudly North Korea? No, not the DPRK. Or rather Yes, but no. It is also called “the land of morning calm”. Nice, right? And that’s part of it. I have been in many countries (more often by accident than on their own), but such a pristine and beautiful nature never seen. I think except for Kamchatka. The air there is so pure that his hungry mouth, like a fish on land, and to require supplements. This air made even the most filthy kebab piece of art, because he could easily be replaced with spices and sauce. Speaking of art. Such landscapes, Shishkin would have gone crazy being there! What do you like, dear reader? Mountains? Please this stuff in bulk. Sea? Receive and sign for it. Sandy/rocky/wild beach? Easily! Forest? They are everywhere! However crazy you can go there not only impressionable romantics, but more on that later. First the good.

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Future of North Korea

After the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il in the US are built different assumptions will change the nature of governance in North Korea under the new leadership.

The head of the Washington research organization “of the Asia-American initiative” the al Santoli believes that while no changes in North Korean system of government will not, no so-called “spring”, can not be expected, for to run the country remain the same generals.

— The North Koreans always remember that when Korea consisted of three kingdoms: in the South, in the Central part and the North. The inhabitants of the Northern Kingdom was always staring at his leader like a deity, spirit in the Mongolian tradition. The ruler is God. This tradition is quite compatible now with the Communist ideology. Many in the West do not understand the existence of such a symbiosis of Communist fanaticism with a long national tradition of North Korea. Therefore, regardless of intelligence, knowledge, talent of the head of the country, ensured the deification of him. Fanaticism and the tradition of deification — that is the reason for the slight intoxication of the people Continue reading

Unusual traditions and customs

In different countries there are customs and traditions which we, the Slavs, to put it mildly unacceptable or incomprehensible. With some you can see, as for me, very interesting and funny points there that is useful to know just in case )))

In the States it is not customary to pay the restaurant for the woman. It is believed that these men emphasize their financial superiority.

In China it is customary to slurp away, but otherwise the hosts may find their food unpalatable. Silently there in China is to insult the owners and cooks. Sauces and spattered the tablecloth after a meal is proof that you ate with gusto and it was delicious.

In China it is not customary to bring flowers to the hostess. It is believed that this stress guests, this house is so ugly that they bring decorations with them.

In Finland it is not customary to make public compliments. It is considered that the public are not considered compliments.

In Norway it is not customary to do a lot of compliments in the face, to praise (except your family) is considered a flattery, a man loses a lot in society. In school it is not customary to praise a pupil in the presence of all the others, to declare the assessment is to put it above Continue reading

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