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Top 10 most unusual ways of greeting

Travellers wishing to explore the traditional methods of greeting different nationalities and tribes, must be ready for anything. Not to be trapped, we bring you 10 most unusual ways of greeting.

New Zealand

Any tourist who arrived in New Zealand, faced with the traditional greeting of the indigenous Maori people called “hongs”. According to the ancient tradition, when two people they need to touch or RUB each other noses. This symbolic act is called “ha” or “breath of life” and, according to the beliefs, it comes directly from God.

The Council . In case of lack of experience, do not close eyes to monitor your distance, otherwise you will find yourself in an awkward situation.

In any other point of the globe protruding tongue can be seen as a sign of disrespect and insults, but not in Tibet. Custom show languages appeared in the 9th century during the reign of the evil king lang Darma, who had a black tongue. After his death, the villagers feared that he may move into another person’s body, so everyone started to greet each other with his tongue, a sign that they are not evil. This tradition has been preserved and is often accompanied by crossing hands on his chest.

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Holidays

New Year — a holiday that brings joy to any home in any CT the wound of the world. In calendar rituals of the Japanese, like all peoples of East Asia, this festival belonged and belongs first place. It is not only important from the winter holidays, but the most important feast in General, more relevant to people’s lives than perhaps all the other holidays combined. No accident in modern Japan for the period of new year holidays, which is called o-segatsu (first month of the year), accounts for the largest part of the holidays. Generally New year is celebrated from December 29 to January 3 and almost all state and commercial institutions are closed.

New Year — a holiday special. Holiday, when you remember all the good and try to forget all the bad things left from the past year. In late December, the Japanese are preparing for the New year: restoring order in their homes, buy presents for friends and family, sign greeting cards (nengajo), cook timed to the holiday Christmas dishes put in front of the gate or at the entrance of the house decorations from pine kadomatsu, which symbolically guard the house from all harm. Many Japanese in the Christmas holidays going to their homes, visit local temples to pray and ask yourself and your family prosperity in the coming year (Azumaya). Continue reading

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Japanese cuisine

The basis of Japanese cuisine is that plant foods — rice vegetables, fish, marine products. Also the Japanese love beef, pork, lamb and poultry.

Favorite food is rice. Typically, the cooked unsalted rice, so it is served spicy or salty seasonings astrologie.

Among vegetables cabbage is widely used, including very large quantities of sea cucumbers, radishes, turnips, eggplants, potatoes, soybeans, various types of beans often sprout before they are eaten.

Many national dishes are prepared from products of the sea: shellfish, sea cucumber, squid, octopus, crabs, shrimp, seaweed.

Great importance in the diet of Japanese have bean products – tofu, and miso. Tofu – a bean cheese, consisting mainly of soy protein and in appearance resembles curd. Miso – a semi-solid mass prepared from boiled and crushed soy beans, which for fermentation yeast is added. Miso goes for preparation various soups.

For preparation of the second dishes often used in various fish and pasta. Very popular rice cakes mochi . norimaki the cakes of rice dough with slices of raw fish, wrapped in dried vodorosli.

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