Culinary Christmas traditions of different peoples in different countries and at different times can be considered similar from the point of view of two main characteristics. One of them is on the table should be plenty and rich! The second is the symbolism of the dishes or the whole menu Christmas buffet in General.
Symbolism of new year’s eve menu
By the way, the second characteristic, is also the reason for such a different set of dishes on home family dinner of the year in different parts of the globe.
Christmas table is almost always full of dishes with the most complex and rich – as a symbol of prosperity and abundance. Ingredients for holiday treats are chosen from the most costly and sophisticated products. There is a place and the usual snacks – but the cut, layout and flow are very different from the everyday.
Meat culinary new year traditions
Depending on the preferences of this or that mistress, tastes of her family, national traditions and new-fangled culinary trends the main dish prepared from meat, poultry or fish, and often several. For example, baked chicken, jellied minced meat and fish platter of salted and smoked delicacies. Or roasted pig, fish in aspic and sliced smoked Turkey and chicken. In France, Continue reading
Georgian wedding traditions
Real Georgian wedding – this is a beautiful, entertaining and rich holiday with observance of all original customs of Georgian people. The first rule of Georgian wedding – is abundance of invited guests. Sometimes their number reaches several hundreds. By the way, refuse to come to the wedding – impossible. Since this is a big insult for the inviting party, and sometimes that starts with it long-term enmity of two families.
Family creation in Georgia consists of three stages: machackova — a proposal, “nishnoba” — the betrothal and “kortsili” – wedding. Although today parents frequently do not participate in the selection of the bride or groom for their children, as it was relatively recently, the role of the family in marriage remains very high. The marriage must be approved by relatives. To this step both families fit very responsibly. And try to find out more about potential relatives. And only then they give consent to marriage proposal. Well, when all formalities are observed behind; it is time for the ceremony of betrothal.
The beautiful custom the groom, with the bride’s entering their future house, climbs to the roof and unleashes a white bird. Then the newlyweds are offered a wedding glass of wine. Continue reading
One of the important stages in a person’s life is the wedding, marriage and the beginning of family life. Like any other major event, the wedding is shrouded in various customs and traditions. Customs vary from country to country and social status of the newlyweds, but some of these traditions international. Of course, in wedding customs can not believe it, but to trace the history of their origin is quite interesting.
The exchange of rings
The custom of exchanging rings came to us from very ancient times. Even the ancient Egyptians changed rings and after this ritual became husband and wife. The ring meant a loyalty to each other for life. However, the Egyptians wore the ring on the middle finger of the right hand, so believed that there is a kind of artery of love. In some Asian countries still wear wedding rings on the middle finger.
In many countries there is a custom to beat the dishes at the wedding. This, oddly enough, original Russian custom. On the second day of the wedding beat clay pots to check the chastity of the bride. If the pot was broken into many pieces, so the bride before the wedding was immaculate. The more pieces – the happier they promised to be married.
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