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National traditions and customs of Thailand

Thailand – it is a Kingdom situated in South-East Asia and washed by the South China and Andaman seas. And the country stretched out between its extreme points has a distance of 1860 km, and Tradition of Thailand is inextricably linked to the culture of nearby countries, as well as with the history of the country. Until 1939, the Kingdom was called Siam, and then was renamed. The word “Thai” means “freedom” that is because the country has never been conquered by the colonizers (had to sacrifice only the two southern provinces), so the culture and customs of Thailand are exotic blend of Chinese and Indian traditions.

The population of the country the vast majority are Thais, in a small number of Chinese live here, Malays, Indians, Laotians. Traditions of Thailand are inextricably linked with the main religion-Buddhism, professed by 94% of the population. The rest are mostly Muslims. Religious traditions of Thailand based on the ancient form of Buddhism called “Theravada”, it is the teachings of the Buddha Gautama. A rather strict set of rules and laws this belief affects the daily lives and customs of Thailand, Thai culture giving identity and special charm.

Traditions of Thailand – the austerity and piety

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Weird sexy Japanese tradition

Strange foreplay to the wedding of a Japanese.

Until recently widespread in the Japanese Outback custom Yobai or “Stalker of the night” – was, so to speak, an introduction to sexuality for many young people. Yobai was as follows: in the room of a sleeping girl (well, not quite girl) slipped a mysterious stranger, it was attached behind and ambiguously announced their intentions. If the young lady had no objections, the couple had sex until the morning, trying to make as little noise as possible, after which the visitor may have also quietly departed.

Logically, the young man-IObit would have to be familiar with the girl and her family. Often yobai – was a kind of prelude to the future wedding, and my parents supposedly did not notice the secret visits and, allegedly, heard nothing, yet believed that the love of the game is finished, “caught” yabasta, publicly reproached, he blushed and agreed, and a few days later the couple went down the aisle to indulge in sex already on the lawful bases.

But it often happened that during the harvest, when the farmer hired alien workers, so to speak, he had to be ready for the fact that sleeping with him under one roof, the workers could choose his daughter for the object Continue reading

Flower Japanese tradition

 

Japan – one of the most mysterious and beautiful countries existing on the Earth. She is shrouded in myths and legends; rich beliefs and customs. Japan has an amazing story that to this day causes many lively interest.

The language of flowers in Japan

The country has its own symbols of plants, based on ancient traditions, – Hanakotoba.

The preparation of bouquets. ikebana, the selection of greeting cards – each process are calculated from the color values. According Hanakotoba, Sakura symbolizes courtesy and kindness; Daisy ” sincerity, honesty; Lotus – chastity; iris ” happy news; Narcissus – respect.

The symbol of Japan – the chrysanthemum flower

Everyone knows about the love of the inhabitants of the land of the rising sun to the cherry blossoms, even after which celebrations are held. However, the national flower of Japan, the chrysanthemum. It has become a symbol of the Japanese emperors, her image can be found on coins, stamps and official documents. The Chrysanthemum is considered the highest award.

On 9 September, the country celebrates the feast Continue reading

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