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Tea traditions

The history of tea has its roots in antiquity. The name of the favourite drink comes from Northern Chinese cha, which translates as “young leaf”. In China tea was known since 220 years, the culture began to cultivate it with the 350. At first, tea was an expensive beverage, it was drunk by priests and rulers as a medicinal drink that relieves fatigue, and strengthens the eyesight. In the 6th century, tea was a drink of nobles, from the 10th century and became common among the Chinese, at the same time began the development of the tea trade.

In 16-18 centuries, tea spread all over Europe. In the Netherlands there was a tradition to have a tea party after dinner, then it took roots in many European countries. Since the 18th century tea was grown in India and Sri Lanka, the seeds were brought there by the British. Later the plant started to breed on Java, Sumatra, Vietnam, Africa and South America.

Currently tea – the most popular drink in the world. Each country has its own traditions of tea drinking. Different Nations have different rules for brewing beverage, serving tea and accompanying treats

The English tradition of tea drinking

The British consume more tea from all Europeans. On average, each inhabitant per year falls by 2.1 kg of tea. Traditionally the British drink black tea with Continue reading

27 amazing wedding traditions from around the world

 

Despite the desire of some Nations to isolate himself, becomes more international families. I recently conducted a marriage ceremony in Almaty for a wonderful couple, where we sexuali Kazakh, Scottish and Jewish tradition because the bride and groom respect and honor the traditions of their ancestors. Despite this geographical and cultural mix, the ceremony was extremely touching, each party feel included in the process, empathized and cordoves during the entire ceremony and since I spoke Russian and English, all understand how that happens.

If you also want to make your wedding special, I have prepared for you top 27 amazing and beautiful wedding traditions . which you can use on your own wedding. You will get acquainted with rare traditions of Guatemala, India, Mexico, not to mention such countries as Germany, France, Thailand, etc.

Don’t be afraid to borrow someone’s rites, all of them are ancient and deep symbolical meaning — saving families and the blessing of heaven, so to harm your culture and customs will not be able. Can be inspired by the idea and interpret it in their own way, after discussing with the bride beforehand (and parents).

1. Germany

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Wedding dresses brides from different countries

All peoples wedding — the most solemn event in life. The bride and groom are trying to look great, to appear in the best outfits.

Get acquainted with traditions of different countries.

Slavs

In the old days the main elements of a wedding dress of Russian brides were bottom shirt and top shirt. Lower the shirt was sewn from the thinnest tissue, what was available, and richly trimmed with lace. Top and shirt made of homespun cloth and decorated with embroidery.

Ukrainian bride is also generously covered wedding shirt with embroidery. On top they wore a skirt, which in Ukrainian is called “reserve” or “the female plakhta skirt”. It is a piece of homespun material, which is wrapped around the waist and tied the belt.

Bride from Belarus for the wedding wore the shirt, then the skirt, and on her apron. On top he wore a tight-fitting vest.

Africa

Here the most important thing in bride’s attire — brightly colored skirt. Fancy bride’s head wrapped with a cloth, so as to obtain a headdress that resembled a large turban. Bride’s hair is braided into many plaits. An essential attribute of a wedding dress are big African jewelry.

Mexico

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Tea traditions
The history of tea has its roots in antiquity. The name of the favourite drink comes from Northern Chinese cha, which translates as “young leaf". In China tea was known…

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Tours in Thailand
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National traditions of Korean art
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