Gradually the feast of Saint Valentine acquired their rites and traditions, some of them have survived to our time. And in each country they are different.
In all countries this day was very popular to arrange a wedding and get married.
Some argue that in this day a woman may come to her sweet man and politely ask him to marry her. If he is not ready for such a drastic step, we must thank for the honor and give the woman a silk dress and a silk cord strung with a heart.
In some countries, unmarried women give my beloved clothes. If the girl accepted the gift, so she agrees to marry this man.
There is a belief on which the first man he met a girl on February 14, needs to be her Valentine, regardless of his wishes.
Some people believed that if on Valentines day a girl saw a Robin, she would marry a sailor if she saw a Sparrow, she would marry a poor man and be happy with him, if the goldfinch — a millionaire.
In medieval England there was a widespread custom to choose a “Valentine”. Several young people gathered together and wrote on pieces of parchment the names of the girls, put them in a hat and drew lots. The girl, whose name fell to the young man, for the whole year became his “Valentina” but he “Valentine”. “Valentine” resigned to his girlfriend’s sonnets, Continue reading
Papua New Guinea
Beatings and mutilations were accompanied by the ritual of courtship at tralliance inhabiting Trobrian Islands in Papua New Guinea. Special ceremonies for the young men danced and sang songs in front of the girls, assessing their abilities. Defining the elect, the girl was attacking him with a bamboo knife or sharp shell, trying to hurt and cause pain. It was believed that the fiercer the attack was, the temperamental girl will be in bed. Check it out the young men was able on the same night, unless, of course, did not prevent the loss of blood.
Unusual tradition associated with the incest that occurred kagaba tribe in Northern Colombia. The incest here was considered a felony, punishment for which was… the repetition of the sexual act. The only difference is the second time the male seed had to collect, wrap in a cloth and transferred to the priest. He, in turn, passed on this gift of the spirit of sexuality. After this misconduct was considered redeemed.
Before you ask the parents of his girlfriend for her hand, the young man was to engage her in sexual intercourse. The situation was complicated by the fact that Continue reading