In ancient times, the Azerbaijanis adhered interesting custom: if the maid or guest hosts took out a bag of groceries, it was a hint that he should go home. Whether this custom to this day? What traditions of Azerbaijan should know that the person who first visited this country? Knowing the answers to these questions will not only broaden their horizons, but also help to avoid a lot of confusion or even offense. To understand the majority of the Azerbaijani traditions, it must be remembered that they were born as a result of a combination of ancient cults with traditional Muslim norms.
The tradition of hospitality
First time visiting Azerbaijan, is to get acquainted with the traditions of receiving guests in this country. Then you can easily and quickly find a contact with each Azerbaijani. And to host a guest here know how with real panache and genuine hospitality. But it is worth remembering that the rejection of invitations to guests can be regarded as an insult. Although no one will intrude, because the guest’s wish is a law. Therefore it is better to negotiate with the landlord for another time.
Entering the house, you need to remove your shoes and follow the orders of the master. In Azerbaijan, Continue reading
If you want to celebrate Christmas, we invite your family and the children act out a small scene, telling of the birth of Christ. Prepare the costumes for Mary, Joseph, Christ, Herod and the Magi, as well as a little pokolduyte over the room. Your family and friends will definitely appreciate your efforts!
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In this Holy feast. as Christmas . You can prepare for your guests home with a performance involving the participation of both adults and children. In advance you need to distribute all the roles and pick up all the costumes. Christmas Eve . Christmas eve is a wonderful time for all sorts of miracles and fairy tales. Offer children small miracle, create and play together with them the tale.
You can dramatize the Christmas story . calling it the story of the star of Bethlehem. Role of the facilitator can be someone from adults or older children. The presenter will tell everyone a little about the birth of a baby named Jesus.
You need to remember the gospel parable, which tells of the birth of the son of God. It all started in the city of Nazareth, into a pious family of Anna and Joachim was born of the virgin Continue reading
Folklore and tradition come in a selection of photos of the strangest festivals on five continents.
Competition in the highlands of Scotland. Party games, dressed in a traditional Scottish kilt, will compete in the hammer throw in the competition, which is held in Glenfinnan. Traditional Scottish games consist of competitions, dances, food and drinks to relax from everyday work.
Fire Festival Beltane, Scotland. “the Celts” with bare torsos raise the torches during the festival of Beltane Fire near Carlton hill in Edinburgh. These annual festivities are a modern revival of the ancient Celtic celebration of the arrival of summer.
Holiday naked men. Hadaka Matsuri (literally, the feast of naked men) in Okayama, Japan, is a traditional festival which has been celebrated for 1200 years. Picture was taken in winter, the temperature is about 9 degrees. Men dive into the icy water, passing the rite of purification.
Vegetarian festival, Thailand. Believers temple at Bang Neow, participate in the parade of vegetarian festival on Phuket island in Thailand, stick a weapon in itself, in protest. Chinese immigrants gave rise to this Taoist ceremony in 1825, when people who believe in God, ate vegetarian food to be saved Continue reading