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Bali Religion

One of the Bali peculiarities is the unique religious culture of the native population which is an unusual mixture of Hindu and Buddhism. If you have an opportunity to visit Bali try to watch the religious ceremonies and rituals. Bali people have soaked many customs and traditions of China, India and Malaysia. They also have their own cast system similar to the on the Indian have. Every cast has its own rights and privileges, but on the whole the system is not so strict as in India.

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Posted by on September 22, 2012 in Spirituality

 

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Christmas Celebrations in Japan

The Christian traditions may appear to be far more surprising than it may seem at the first sight. The world of Christians may appear to be as diverse as the whole world. And one of the most unusual discoveries may be the Christmas celebration traditions in Japan.

There are a few Christians in Japan, approximately 1 % of the population. The Japanese people are incredible tolerant to the followers of different religions and denominations. Christmas celebrations with decorated fur-trees, bright tinsels and sparkling garlands soon became popular in Japan. The celebrating traditions are liked by all the people but they still remain just a nominal and formal holiday. The laconism and moderation of Japanese art objects and interiors of the houses contrasts with the pompous luxury of Shinto temples. That’s why all the people in Japan like Christmas with its bright read and green decorations. By the way, red is considered to be the color of solemnity and prosperity in Eastern countries.

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Posted by on September 14, 2012 in Modern Society

 

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The Monument to the Ugly

The monument to an ugly person was established in the Italian town Piobbico by the members of the international Club dei Britti- the Club of the Ugly People. The idea of this monument appeared many years ago, when 128 women in this small town claimed that they suppose their appearance to be an obstacle for getting married. To help the desperate women the authorities founded the first marriage agency for them. This club became popular later in 1960 thankful to Telesforo Jacobelli, a man who could seem attractive to the modern women, but was suffering from the complex connected with the length of his nose. It was too short according to the Italian beauty standards.

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Posted by on August 13, 2012 in Modern Society

 

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