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
When a close person dies, it always becomes a huge grief. Typically, relatives and friends for a long time are in a depressed and stressful situation. No cost and without specific funeral rituals, as well as the ensuing burial or cremation of the body of the deceased – at least so accepted among Europeans. But some cultures have very different funeral rites for us very strange. Sometimes it’s dancing with a dead man, or corpse cannibalism. But, everything in order.
No. 1. Strippers at funerals. We are talking about the funeral in a province of China – Donghai, where the value of the deceased is measured by how many come to spend his final journey. This understanding of the process entailed the custom to invite to the funeral strippers who will undoubtedly become the object of attention of onlookers. A lot of people joined the funeral procession only to gawk at half-naked girls – principal amount!
No. 2. Dance with the dead – a custom that exists in Madagascar. This, of course strippers are not near the grave, but a rather strange tradition. According to the legend the spirit of the deceased is returned to his body immediately after the decomposition of the corpse, Continue reading
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).
The old German Continue reading