Culture, traditions, customs, Israel, Maldives, Seychelles, Mauritius, Thailand. Travel company Unique World
Residents of Cyprus are very proud of their cultural heritage, which stretches back more than 9000 years. On the island there are many traditions and customs . However, Cyprus is today more interested in the events of 20 years ago than those that happened thousands of years ago. The inhabitants of the Northern part of the island adhere to the traditions and culture of their neighbour – Turkey: are Turkish names, prefer Turkish cuisine and are followers of Islam. Since North Cyprus is annexed by Turkey, the entry of tourists is prohibited. In another part of the island prefer the Greek tradition, the Greek cuisine and profess the Orthodox religion.
Cyprus with its long history abounds with various cultural and historical sights. Organization UNESCO has included in its World Heritage List nine Byzantine churches and even a city – Kata Paphos.
For many centuries the culture of Cyprus were formed on the basis of cultural exchange between Europe, Asia and Africa. This happened because of its geographical location. However, the Cyprus traditions and customs have their own charm. They best reflected in the ceremonies and other special events in a person’s life. 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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Helicopter Evacuation in the Korean War
The small number of evacuations and rescues during World War II were enough to make it clear that the helicopter was the future of battlefield MedEvac. The Korean War brought that promise to an operational reality.
In Korea, the use of helicopters as ambulances was especially important due to the physical landscape. The rugged terrain and difficult roads made a tactical ride in a ambulance truck to reach an aid station far too rough and lengthly to meet the needs of the wounded soldiers. Casualties often went into shock from the rigors of truck transport and essential time was lost before treatment. Medical officers noted that “A man dies in a period of time, not over a distance of miles” to summarize the problem.
Medics gently carry a wounded American soldier towards a Bell H-13 helicopter for evacuation to emergency treatment, 23 July 1953. An M-43 Dodge Ambulance is in the background.
At the outset of the Korean War, the U.S. military was still equipped only with a small number of World War II helicopters. There was no doctrine to prescribe their use. But, as always in wartime, practical necessities drove the agenda, problems were solved, and helicopters quickly became the primary medical evacuation aircraft for the movement of casualties Continue reading