In Turkey the relations between the sexes have prints of Muslim traditions. Although by law women and men are equal, Turkish women in the society still occupy a secondary position. Women in Turkey are obliged to be faithful wives and caring mothers. To go to work is permitted only if the husband agree.
So far in the provinces you can meet up with polygamy. One husband in some villages may be about six spouse. In such a family the house is divided into two halves: male and female. While each wife should have their own room. The husband is obliged to give gifts and to pay attention equally to each spouse. Any woman can keep his farm, which is a kind of independence.
To go to the mosque decided to close the legs to the knees and no shoes. Women are expected to cover the head. During prayers to mosques are not supposed to not distract the faithful.
The Turks pay great attention to Muslim rituals and ceremonies. Every boy in years 7-12 is held the rite of circumcision, while his parents are preparing for this like for a great holiday. After passing the rite the boy becomes a full member of the community of Muslims.
The Turks from the age of 15 should observe the fast of Ramadan, in the days which you cannot drink, eat, and smell something Continue reading
Wedding in Korea: tradition, coupled with common sense, minus the remnants of the past and excessive sentimentality. That’s how I would describe this ritual, which, according to Koreans, they must be in the life of every young man and girl. If for any reason young people after 30 are not married, it is perceived by others as an alarm signal. Family, friends and co-workers consider it their duty to arrange a personal life of a bachelor and organize meetings with potential partners. Many are turning to professional matchmakers who, when advertising their services, saying the following: “Love is blind. When a man and a woman love each other, they see their elected representatives only positive qualities and fails to notice shortcomings. Therefore, if you are looking for your spouse, guided only by feelings, you’ll easily be wrong…”
You and whose clan?
In Korean society, there is one immutable requirement: forbidden to marry the groom and the bride with identical Ponomarev (belonging to the same genus). Pont – a kind of “pattern”, i.e., what is the basis. The Koreans can have the same name, but Pont will be different from them. PON is transmitted only through the male line.
Early in the last century, the bride and groom in Korea could meet each other for the first time on the wedding ceremony – collusion went on behind their backs, their fate did senior.
“Supplement and snacks at an additional cost” – shares his experience of the writer Pak sun Mi after visiting Japan.
The same trend is observed in the most populous country in the world – China.
In Korea, the same free replacement supplements and snacks in the restaurant (if ordering one or two main dishes) – it is a fact.
No tips! If in most Asian countries this rule, just accept it, but in Korea at the lack of tips don’t take offense, because not wait.
Travelers who attempt to leave a tip, chasing the restaurant staff with one goal: to return the money! Which is not true of the United States, where customers are chasing, if the tip is not large enough.
Mountaineering instructor Kang sung Wu, who often visits her sister in Virginia, is astonished: “ Every time I pay for the drinks at the bar in the U.S., the bartender asks if I need a change. Why should I give to someone?!”.
In Korea its legitimate surrender do not need to ask, and tips we have already spoken.
Another nice tourist feature: often you do not simply get laid the change, but also additional bonuses. For example, taxi drivers in Korea during the period 12 midnight to 6 am reduces standard Continue reading