Sunday, July 29, 2012

Brazil culture

Federal Republic of Brazil (Portuguese: República Federativa do Brasil) is the largest and most populous in South America. This country is the easternmost country on the American continent and is bordered by the Andes Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Brazil's name derives from the name brasil wood, a type of local wood. Brazil is where extensive agriculture and tropical rain forests. As a former colony of Portugal, Brazil's official language is Portuguese.
Brazil's official language is Portuguese which is spoken by almost the entire population, it is very different from the other South American countries that use Spanish. Portuguese is the only language taught in schools and used in government and media. Other languages ​​used are different Brazilian indigenous languages ​​and languages ​​of immigrants such as English, German, Italian, Japanese, and Korean.
74% of Brazil's Roman Catholic, while 15.4% Protestant and growing embrace. Approximately 2.3 million (1.3%) the population adheres to Spiritism, the largest in the world. Other religions are traditional African religions, Judaism, and various religions and Shinto sepertiBuddhisme Asia. About 28 thousand people embraced Islam, or about 0.01% of the population of Brazil. This country is the country with the world's largest Catholic and adherents of most religions in the West Asia.
The most famous culture in Brazil is the Samba (pronunciation: [sɐbɐ]) is a Brazilian dance and music genre with roots in Africa. It is recognized worldwide as a symbol of Brazil and Brazilian Carnival. Regarded as one of the most popular expressions of Brazilian culture, samba has become an icon of national identity Brasil.Samba de Roda (circle dance) from Bahia, which is a world heritage by UNESCO in 2005 the humanitarian field, is the main root of the Carioca samba, samba played and danced in Rio de Janeiro.
Traditionally, the samba played by strings (cavaquinho and various types of guitar) and various percussion instruments such as tamborim. With the influence of American orchestras since the Second World War and postwar impact of the U.S. music culture, began to be used also wind instruments like the trombone, trumpet, choro, flute and clarinet.
In addition to dance culture in Brazil is also famous for martial arts called Capoeira. Capoeira is a martial sport that was developed by African slaves in Brazil in the years around the 1500s. Movement in capoeira and dance like a heavy dotted on the kick. The fight in capoeira is usually accompanied by music and called Jogo. Capoeira is often criticized because many people doubt its value in a real fight, compared to other martial arts such as Karate atauTaekwondo. Capoeira is a traditional martial arts system founded in Brazil by African slaves brought by the Portuguese to Brazil to work on large plantations. In ancient times they were put through exercises with the accompaniment of traditional musical instruments, such as the berimbau (a wooden arch with a rope strings are struck with a small wooden vibrates) and atabaque (large drum), and is also easier for them to hide the practice them in various activities. In capoeira techniques starting from the basic movements "Ginga" and not from the stop position which is characteristic of karate, taekwondo, martial arts, wushu kung fu, etc ...; Ginga movements of the body is ongoing and aims to find the right time to attack or defend itself, which is often refrain from attacks. Capoeira is not just become a culture, but also a national sport of Brazil, and the teachers of the country makes capoeira became continuously more international, teaching groups of students, a variety of fitness center, small organizations, etc.. Their students learn to sing songs of Capoeira in Portuguese - "Capoeira é pre Homi, / e mulhé mininu ..." (Capoeira for men / women and children). In Indonesia, as in other countries, the possibility of Capoeira will be growing.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

The most unique culture in india

1. Strange Ritual Health

  In some parts of India, this tradition is practiced by Hindu religious leaders to heal the children who suffer from ailments such as flu, fever. Every year India police arrest people who do this practice; this strange and dangerous ritual that has been done in India about 500 years old. One more mystery man for you.

2. Thaipusam

  Thaipusam is a festival celebrated by Tamil Hindus during the Tamil month of Thai (January-February), is also celebrated by non-Hindus residing in India-Sri Lanka, Malaysia and South Africa. Thaipusam is dedicated to Lord Murugan Hindu, the son of Shiva and Parvati. On Thaipusam day, most of the people of god Murugan gave him fruit and flowers yellow or orange color, favorite color and also decorate dresses with the same color, many people do abuse their bodies to please the Lord to forgive them.

3. Burying Tradition

  Another Hindu tradition and a very strange is the practice of burying children with disabilities to live up to their necks during the six hours of the eclipse of the sun for about six hours. Hindus say that they are doing this practice to eliminate the ill-effects caused by the eclipse of the sun.

4. Crab Ritual

  In the city of Gujarat India, on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, hundreds of Hindu followers stand in long queues to offer a crab as a sacrifice to Lord Shiva in the temple of God in mid-January. Crab has been a ritual offering age-old and the people believe that their wishes will be fulfilled by offering crab at the Ramnath Shiv temple Ghela.

5.Sati Culture

Sati is the practice of funeral culture among some Hindu communities in which a newly widowed woman would voluntarily or by force and coercion to sacrifice himself burnt on the funeral pyre of her husband. This practice is now rare and abandoned in modern India.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Traditional Wedding Weird World

Marriage can be a beautiful and blissful moment that marked the union of two beings. Interestingly, the wedding is often held by different peoples.
Not rare even in the midst of happiness, the couple must pass a procession of strange customs and irrational. There are some wedding traditions are considered the most bizarre in the world. Check out five of the following:
5. Kidnapping of the bride in Rome

Most of the wedding night was spent in a way but not with the traditional romantic wedding in Rome. The groom is required to 'kidnap' the bride. Culture is condensed in the life of the Roman gypsies. If a man had kidnapped a girl and hid for two-three days, he will officially become his wife.
4. Marrying animals in India

India is no stranger to many superstitious stories, including in marriage. Santhal tribe in India believe that if a baby girl is teething at the top of the gums first, it's a sign that he will be eaten by a tiger in the near future. Therefore, he must be married to a dog to remove the bad influences.
This story is experienced by a child aged nine years, Karnamoni Handsa, who is married to a dog. This marriage was made lively and attended by 100 guests. After the wedding ceremony 'demonized' over the girl to marry a young man.
3. 'Blackening' of the bride in Scotland

There is a unique custom wedding customs in Scotland. When the wedding, the couple ate the entrails of sheep and the bridegroom wore a kind of skirt. Furthermore, the groom, family and friends of the bride will be watered with raw eggs, dirty water, sauce and sour milk. Habit of 'blackening of the bride' is a very old wedding rituals are performed after the marriage vows.
2. The bride should be fat

Generally different from the standard of beauty, beautiful women in Mauritania are large-sized women. When a woman getting married, they will be placed in a village called 'fat camp' to 'eliminate' wrinkles and more interesting.

Ritual 'Leblouh' in local language that would require girls to marry eat all kinds of food to fat quickly. Daily diet consisted of two pounds of meat and five gallons of camel's milk every day. If they vomit, supervisory officers would torture them.
1. Bride and groom are prohibited from defecating

Tradition in the peninsula of Borneo is no less strange. Having a happy marriage ritual, the bride and groom require Tidung must defer large or small sewage dump for 72 hours or about three days and three nights. Thus, the couple will be limited food and water and monitored so as not to go to the toilet. If you undergo this ritual, the couple will live happy marriage, and was awarded many healthy children.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Interest Weird World

has a population of 3,000 people and is one of the most bizarre of the world's interest. They live in Papua New Guinea and culture still remain isolated from modern civilization. They have a lot of strange habits and some of them also there is a cannibal.

Like the fact that they live by their own tribes who strangely enough, they built their home in the trees is very high so as not to be disturbed by animals.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

4 Most Famous Cultural Tourism in Indonesia

With composed of various tribes, ethnicities, customs and traditions, not surprising that Indonesia has a tremendous diversity. Of various diversity tersebutlah then there are many different kinds of typical Indonesian cultural festival that you can enjoy.
Here are some kind of festival that can be enjoyed from the celebration of art, batik, dance and ceremony. Here you'll find ethnic diversity and traditions of various parts of the archipelago.
Krakatau Festival
Krakatau Festival is an annual festival held in Lampung. The festival is held to celebrate the volcanic island of the same name, namely Krakatau.
During the festival, visitors can enjoy a variety of performances such as Carnival Tuping (Lampung Mask Carnival), elephant and various dances from Lampung and surrounding cities. The festival is held every mid-month each year between the months of July to October.
Bali Arts Festival
One of the biggest annual celebration of arts and culture in Indonesia, Bali Arts Festival is always crowded. For a month every month of June, various art shows, exhibitions and other cultural activities will take place in Bali. The festival offers dance, music and the beauty of their culture.
Solo Batik Carnival
This event is a combination of ceremonies, fashion shows and carnivals, all using batik as a theme. There will also be a bazaar that offers a wide range of unique batik and souvenir Solo. Solo Batik Carnival is always held annually in June each year.
Baliem Valley Festival
Typical annual festival has its roots in the belief Papua the local tribes that war is not just a conflict keuasaan and interests, but also a symbol of fertility and prosperity. Since 20 years ago, local governments have stressed the importance of peace among the tribes who fought to prevent a prolonged revenge and loss of life. So, Baliem Valley Festival is an event organized to replace the inter-tribal warfare.
As you may have guessed, the main event was a war between tribes. Imagine more than 20 different tribes each with 30 to 50 people wearing traditional dress, carrying spears, bows, arrows and machetes. There are also performances and a host of other attractions, such as local traditional games, dances, as well as local cuisine. The festival is held every September.
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