Experiencing the culture of Central Asia

Experiencing the culture of Central Asia
The Chinese culture remained a dream of their influence; on one nomadism was to occur in the steppes of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, not in Siberia. Ancient Sumerian cultural…

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The new 7 wonders of nature
A competition to identify the most ambitious of the seven natural wonders of the planet started already in December 2007. Announcement of winners took place on 11 November 2011. The…

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Culinary traditions as the basis of longevity

Every woman wants to give your family health and longevity. Important role plays the development of culinary traditions in the family. What principles should be followed in this choice? What recipes of cuisine to take for a basis?

By results of researches, the healthy is recognized as the kitchen of Japan. Just think, obesity affects only 1.5% of Japanese. In this country the average age of life is as much as 82 years. National Japanese cooking uses recipes with all kinds of cabbage. Cabbage eaten any: both leaf and broccoli. On the plate it is supplemented by fish and soybean dishes. For the Japanese the main source of carbohydrates is noodles made from buckwheat flour, is rich in trace elements.

The cuisine of Singapore also brings health and harmony to its adherents. The basis of cookery – recipes of rice dishes. Also the menu includes a massive amount of fish and vegetables. The average life Singapore residents is 82 years, as in Japan. While obesity sick only 1.8% of Singapore’s residents. The meat in this tradition is not often served on the table. Sweet locals prefer tropical fruits or low-calorie desserts.

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Korean wedding: characteristics, traditions and rituals

Before the wedding, at the groom’s house is held a ceremony of thanksgiving, during which after all of the groom’s family will taste the treats at the holiday table, the groom kneels, folds hands, bows and says thanks to her parents.

After that, accompanied by “Wuxi”, the groom goes to the bride’s house to go through the tradition of her redemption, which for some reason many believe the original Russian. Actually the custom of redemption existed in Korea since ancient times.

The first meet the groom’s brothers, sisters, and bridesmaids, which will definitely bestow gifts, and those who are younger – sweets. Only after that the groom will be able to get into the house and easily walk to the bride’s room, where he will have to pay more serious ransom for the chance to see his darling. The size of the ransom depends on the skills of the “Wuxi” if he has the eloquence and be able to praise the groom, he may allow to pass to the bride for free.

There is another way to compete for a bride. For this groom can engage in a playful battle with his elder brother of his sweetheart. It looks pretty fun, and positive mood from this action are guaranteed to all others.

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Features Thai cuisine

In recent years, exotic cuisine gained popularity. Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Korean and Thai restaurants are opened in Europe, America and Russia. Some visitors of these establishments gives a simple curiosity, to try unusual cuisine. While others have already become her fans and admirers. One of the inexpensive “pleasures” that can be found on the streets of Thailand — it’s food. On the streets straight from the stalls, with the motorbikes with carts immediately prepare and sell ready meals. Even if you go on a “floating” markets, right on the fry boats-soar and offer the astonished tourists exotic dishes while still hot. The geographical proximity of Thailand to China and India impact on the features in cooking in Thai cuisine. But also argued that Thais came from southern provinces of China to the shores of the Gulf of Thailand and brought with them elements of Chinese cuisine. Although this is only speculation, and elements of similarity and use the same products as is inherent, in General, in the kitchens of Asia, and each nation individually.

The main food of Thailand:

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Culture, traditions and customs of Turkey. • Turkey • Asia • Countries

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.

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Painting Korea

Goguryeo gave us a magnificent wall paintings in the burial chambers of stone, discovered in South Manchuria – in Tango where to 427 G. was the capital, as well as the frescoes of a later period near Pyongyang.

The painting was applied on the primer or straw with clay or directly on the granite surface of the walls. First applied the black outline, then the drawing surface was painted. The paints contained lead oxide and the adhesive. The black outline was worked again. Close to Tongo in “the Mound with 3 cameras” are clearly visible frescoes of the early period (fourth — first half of V century).

In the passage on the walls depicted a scene of a siege and a wooden pavilion with the couple — the owners of this tomb. In suitable places it is possible to see the architectural elements of ceremonial buildings. In the first chamber can easily see the image of the procession and hunting heroes. In the second chamber (main) on the surface of the walls painted four figures of mythical animals, which play the role of guardians: East blue dragon, West – white tiger, North – the snake entwined with a black turtle and in the South – the red bird.

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Korean wedding traditions and customs
This country, though, and is with us on the same continent, remains a mystery. Today the site nashasvadba a little reveal for you the mystery of this country and tell how…

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Korean wedding traditions and customs
This country, though, and is with us on the same continent, remains a mystery. Today the site nashasvadba a little reveal for you the mystery of this country and tell how…

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