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
February is the most depressing of all winter months. And the sky seems gloomy as ever, and, out of nowhere, swoops Blizzard with frosts. Mood all minorai and most urgent wants of heat, sun, spring. Probably that is why in February into the sea’s most famous carnivals, dropping their rain of fun and bright colors.
Carnival in nice
Nice carnival (Carnaval De Nice), which this year was held on February 14, Valentine’s Day is one of the three largest and the oldest carnivals in the world. The authorship of the carnival is attributed to the Duke of Anjou, who came to nice to spend time. Once started, the amusement of the Duke with balls and fireworks seized and all the inhabitants of the city. Since then, and has become a tradition each year in February to triple carnival for 2 weeks! The Central area of the city becomes a fairy tale right course of action – the houses are covered with plywood sheets, which were immediately subjected to attack by local painters of their most terrifying images in the evening and highlighted. An eerie sight! The second component of the holiday the enchanting floral parades with amazing beauty luxury platforms of flowers.
The main characters of the giant carnival puppets, raschetyvaya on carts in the days of carnival throughout the city. Continue reading
The meaning of the holiday: it is believed that birthday has nothing to do with Christianity. However, at Christmas we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, and birthday are not made to the table sat 13 – a direct analogy with the number present at the last Supper. The next day after the last Supper Christ had been crucified, and the number present was a sign of future unhappiness. It’s funny that a 13 – limiting the number of people present at the table, because psychologists believe that people can not control the presence of more than 12 people. I.e. with a larger number of guests you will feel uncomfortable and will not be able to devote sufficient attention to each invited because are constantly about someone to forget. (Other prohibited the number of guests – 9, 18 (three sixes), 21, 50, 99 and 100).
Recently there was a tradition to serve a cake with a stick candles in it. All insanely happy when the birthday boy blows out the candles on the cake. Candles should be seduti in one breath and make a wish should be hidden from all. The smoke from sadotech candles takes your desire straight to heaven. Again need to know deprecated the number of candles. Is 3, 9, 12 and 18. This also Continue reading