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Wedding traditions and rituals

Traditions and rituals in Korea

“Sarenne” (half a year before the wedding)

At this time the couple announces to parents that the marriage will take place. Parents must approve the Union of the lovers, their opinion plays a very important role. In the old days parents chose a couple to your child, sometimes only the young got acquainted at the wedding.

Josemari (matchmaking, collusion)

The groom with his father and some other relatives (number of matchmakers must be odd), takes the vodka, cooked chicken, other treats, and go to the bride’s house. The bride must consent, approving future marriage. Previously it was thought wrong to give a positive response the first time. So matchmakers have to come multiple times (up to ten) to hear what they want.

If the consent of the parents of the bride received, the couple is considered engaged. After that decided to hold the cenci.

Cenci (trial wedding or a large matchmaking)

In the house the bride is going to relatives and friends of the groom meet with the family, and then at the festive, richly laid table, discuss all the details of the upcoming wedding.

The exchange of gifts

Bridesmaid gift – “sedan” . For 70 days before the wedding, the bride Continue reading

Interesting wedding traditions in different countries of the world

Wedding is not only an opportunity to celebrate the beginning of a new phase of life of two people, but also the opportunity to get acquainted with the traditions of a particular ethnic group or nation. In this article we want to introduce you to the most interesting of them.

Ceramic products are a symbol of fertility. Therefore, the Africans use them as necklaces or as decorations for the hair. Also on the Black continent have a very interesting tradition: if the wedding is held outdoors, the earth definitely ukreplyalsya wine as a sacrifice to the gods.

Traditional Chinese wedding dress of the bride is red colour, richly embroidered with flowers (e.g., chrysanthemums or peonies), which are symbols of wealth and happiness. The groom appears wearing a black silk robe which is decorated with various images of dragons. The groom’s family traditionally gave the bride’s family a roasted pig. Also on the Chinese wedding used lots of pyrotechnics, which are believed to ward off evil spirits.

In Indonesia is not unusual. However, the number of guests must be no less than a thousand. And all the guests young should greet personally during the ceremony.

In Korea in the wedding celebrations involved the astrologer, that before the ceremony creates a horoscope Continue reading

Nomads from Central Asia

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Techistan – nomads from Central Asia and their culture in Prague

Yellow and blue balloons, the sound of dombra Oriental dances and songs, the familiar smell of Asian dishes – the opening of the Second days of Kazakhstan’s culture in Prague was a success. The praguers have the opportunity until the end of the month to get acquainted with culture, traditions, history and modern development of Kazakhstan. The program runs from 4 to 25 September, and hosted a Kazakh cultural centre in the Czech Republic “Elim-AI”.

The rhythms of the Kazakh steppes and the Kirghiz of the mountains, song of immortal love, free birds and fast horses, the House of national minorities in Prague were welcomed not only Kazakhs, but also of the Prague citizens interested in culture of their new neighbors. The traditional spirit of Central Asia has been framed with photo-scenery of modern Kazakhstan. Black-eyed dlinnoye girls in colorful traditional dress and shiny skyscrapers of Astana megopolis look with photos on the viewer. From Central Asia to the Central Europe moved Gulnara’s family Andreevoj. Little daughter Gulnara – Akmaral and Barcin – brought to the Czech Republic dances of his native land. Gulnara shared with us not only the art of daughters, but also its history:

“I arrived with my husband a year ago. Of course, Prague is a city very beautiful, Continue reading

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