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The Awa Odori - Magic Dancing in Japan Posted By : Yoshi Ito

Wed, 28 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400

The month of August in Japan is a time for summer festivals, fireworks and dancing. The most famous of Japan's dancing festivals is known as the "Awa-Odori" which is held in the city of Tokushima on the island of Shikoku. Let's take a look at what makes this festival such a magical event.

Bar Mitzvah And Bat Mitzvah Invitations And Their Significance Posted By : Rida Fatima

Wed, 13 Apr 2011 00:00:00 -0400

Invitations are important for any occasion, and so does they play an important role in bar and bat mitzvah ceremonies and that's the reason people gave importance to bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah invitations too. Before revealing secrets of both the bat mitzvah and bar mitzvah, it is a must to get to know what actually they are. Well, according to the Jewish law, bat and bar mitzvah are two different terminologies used for the girls and boys reaching ages of 12 and 13 respectively. They use to celebrate this event with full charm while availing unique bat mitzvah invitations and bar mitzvah invitations.

Diwali Festival: History and Importance of Deepavali Posted By : Ritika Jayaswal

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0400

Diwali festival is the major Indian occasion which is celebrated whole heartedly all over India as well as in abroad with great zest and show. During this period, the whole nation is in a joyous mood as the festive spirit reigns on all. The joy of Diwali festival is infectious and people are spontaneously drawn by its spirit and it is joyous celebration of the triumph of good over evil.

Chinese Culture Posted By : Ryan Ding

Thu, 26 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400

Chinese culture is imbued with patient attention to detail. In the art of Chinese calligraphy, the shape, size, hairs type of the ink brush, the color, color to water ratio in the ink, the paper water absorptive speed and surface texture all influence the effect of the finished artwork. Additionally, the artist controls the final outcome through the quantity of ink he lets the brush absorb as well as by the pressure, inclination, and direction he gives to the brush.

Tiki Culture - A Brief History Posted By : Rachael White

Thu, 12 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400

Tiki culture has become popular primarily due to people's preference for the Tiki decorating style, especially in most tropical tourist destinations. What you may not realize is that Tiki culture as it is known to us isn't really a separate and specific culture, but an interesting combination of elements from the Polynesian, Maori, Hawaiian, and Easter Island cultures.

Anxiety and Fears of Culture Shock Posted By : Veronica Green

Tue, 08 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0400

Culture shock is a way to describe confusion and anxiety when moving to a new place. Though people experience it in different ways, the most common feelings are: loneliness, frustration, extreme homesickness and feeling left out or misunderstood. The excitement of travelling gives way to anxiety as time goes on and the visitor still has trouble understanding his new surroundings. So how do we deal with the frustration and fears? How can we begin to feel comfortable in our new environment?

Russian Culture and its Emphasis Posted By : Jamie S Hanson

Fri, 14 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400

Bvlgari perfume launched in 1994. The company Bvlgari Parfums established in Switzerland in 1990 and customized the perfume marketing to high-end customers. It has around twenty-five brands of perfume. The perfume soon became famous and accepted by people for its superiority and commitment. The designer brands are popular. The company has tester-sized bottles, which vend online to customers. Amazon and eBay sell them online.

Russia's Cultural Heritage Is So Interesting To Learn Posted By : Jamie S Hanson

Wed, 05 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400

Russian federation believed to be the biggest land within the earth. It extends to the Arctic Circle that has tundra and forests in addition to wetlands . Lots of mountain ranges cover the southern part from Black sea to the Caspian. In the west is the north European plain possessing splendid soil and massive grasslands.

Shanghai Surprise Posted By : Zack Luo

Fri, 30 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400

Shanghai, from which I have just returned after a first visit to China, has a specially built modern museum to house exhibits on the planning for the future Shanghai, and it includes an enormous model of Shanghai today. It is of a scale and detail that matches the huge model of New York City built for the 1964 World's Fair and now housed in the Queens Museum--which is it located in a fragment of the 1939 World's Fair in New York City.

The December Dilemma: Tips for Creating an Inclusive Holiday Season Posted By : Dr. Maura J. Cullen

Mon, 30 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0500

Without question, there are challenges to consider when trying to create an inclusive environment. Recognizing the variety of celebrations of Christian and non-Christian holidays is essential to the success of having people feel valued.

Rakhi - A Bond of Love Posted By : Amit Desai

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 00:00:00 -0500

Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is one of the important festivals celebrating the bond of love between a brother and a sister. In India where interpersonal relationships have always been given utmost importance Raksha Bandhan has been a significant event from historic times. This article discusses the importance of the festival of Rakhi. How it acts as a bond of love between a brother and sister.

Catalonian Culture vs. Spanish Culture Posted By : Daniel Major

Sun, 18 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500

As with many other countries and nationalities Spain is no different with regards to regional identity and pride in that identity and this article compares the differences between Spanish culture and that of Catalonia, the region of Spain governed by Barcelona.

Indian Culture: Beautiful And Rich Heritage Posted By : Sonal Arya

Wed, 14 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500

Indian culture is amalgamation of different cultures, traditions of its neighbors and also its own ancient heritage, which were formed during the Indus Valley Civilization further evolved during the Vedic age, rise and decline of Buddhism, Golden age, Muslim conquests and European colonization. In all Indian culture exhibits a great blend of various cultures which are very unique and has a value of its own.

Gold Artisans, Filigree Artists of Colombia Posted By : Carlos Sastoque

Thu, 08 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500

"In the first steps the skillful worker receives the stone which has been reduced to dust,..rubs it over a wide tilted plank pouring water over it all the time; then, the earthly matter in it, disolved by the water, runs down the plank while the one that has the gold in it stays on the board due to its weight. Repeating this a number of times, first he rubs it softly and pressing lightly with loose-texture sponges it takes away the porous and earthly matter until all is left is pure gold dust."

A History of the Chinese New Year Posted By : Henry KH Fong

Tue, 23 Dec 2008 00:00:00 -0500

The Chinese Year is celebrated on the first day of the first lunar month and lasts for 15 days. The Chinese New Year is the major Chinese holiday and is also celebrated throughout Asia, not only in China. There are two cycles that coincide with the Chinese New Year the twelve-year animal zodiac and the ten-year heavenly stems.

Culture Tradtions of Ladakh and Kashmir Posted By : Archna Gupta

Wed, 17 Dec 2008 00:00:00 -0500

The State has a rich cultural heritage and has a wealth of ancient literature, language, religion, arts, crafts and music. Tours and Travel to the state of Kashmir gives you the opportunity to feel the rich and deeply rooted in ancient tradition of Indian culture.

The Varied Festivals of Japan Posted By : Kieron Sellens

Mon, 15 Dec 2008 00:00:00 -0500

Want to visit the land of the rising sun, but dont know when to go? Combining a luxury holiday in Japan with one of the many wonderful festivals is a great way to enjoy the country and absorb plenty of its unique culture. Here are some of the festivals for you to consider...

Beauty Culture Of A Black Babe Posted By : Frank K. Githinji

Wed, 03 Dec 2008 00:00:00 -0500

A beautiful black girl can also be referred to as a black babe. Black babes are gorgeous black women who are endowned with so much beauty. In the recent past, black women were not given the opportunity to show case their beauty. They were sometimes rated as second class beauties but, this is changing.

Ghost Stories and Creatures of the Night Posted By : Joe Owens

Wed, 29 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0400

Whether their existence is in the realm of reality or just a figment of human imagination, one thing is certain---Scary creatures of the night we come to know as ghosts never fail to capture our fascination. It is intriguing to note that debates about the existence of ghosts have been waged for centuries. Paranormal believers spread the word of veracity to prove they exist while skeptics continue to look for hard and quantifiable evidence to disprove the formers claim. The dispute goes on.

Scary Creatures of the Night: Scariest Hotels in the World Posted By : Joe Owens

Tue, 28 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0400

Partying, dressing up as demented creatures of the night, trick-or-treating -we all have our own take on how to spend the season of fright. Since Halloween falls on a Friday this year, another option is to fulfill that dream holiday that has long been overdue. Holiday trips are dandy and exciting, but when unseen scary creatures of the night hitchhike with you, the word holiday goes down the drain.

Halloween Strange Creatures Costume: The Twilight Vampires Posted By : Joe Owens

Mon, 27 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0400

Are you still clueless about what costume to wear this Halloween? Still stressing out about what Halloween strange creatures to don? Instead of looking like Halloween because of stress and costume troubles, spice up the season with Twilight characters as costumes!

Scary Creatures For Halloween That Cause The Loudest Screams Posted By : Joe Owens

Wed, 22 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0400

In most cultures, Halloween is believed to be the time when the line that divides the world of the living and the sphere of the dead becomes hazy. Supernatural phenomenon and events pertaining to the paranormal become a focal point of interest during this festival.

Scary Creatures for Halloween Posted By : Joe Owens

Wed, 22 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0400

Since Halloween is one of the most celebrated festivals of the season, it is no wonder that people really go the extra mile to make the most out of it through parties, creepy decorations, and of course, scary costumes. With barely a week to go before Halloween, party-deprived individuals and party animals alike must be raving about the many costume events leading up to October 31. Which costume to wear - sexy, Hollywood inspired, etc. - is another factor that compounds peoples Halloween jitters.

Halloween Asian Style Posted By : Joe Owens

Mon, 20 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0400

Halloween is one of the oldest holidays celebrated by people from different countries all over the world. In most western countries like US and Canada, carved pumpkins and corn stalks sprawled all over the suburbs, trick-or-treating, and costume depicting scary creatures for Halloween are staple practices during the festival.

Culture of Spain: Did You Realize That Spaniards Never Go Barefoot? Posted By : Dennis H. Lewis

Sat, 19 Jul 2008 00:00:00 -0400

I've been living and working in Spain for almost twenty years. My wife is Spanish, my partners are Spanish, my customers are Spanish and my companies are Spanish. Over these years I think I've learned quite a bit about "being Spanish".