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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
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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