Ethnocentrism 01

3 things about a different culture that IĀ didnā€™t know before.

1- Ā Culture of Madagascar:

They have a unique ritualĀ to celebrate family ties called Famadihana, also known as ā€˜turning of the bonesā€™. During the festival, FamilyĀ crypts are opened up and the remains of dead ancestors are brought out to be wrapped in a new cloth.Then they dance with the corpses in great joy.Live music is played, animals are sacrificed and the meat is distributed to various guests and members of the family. the purpose of this festivalĀ is to show your family how much you love them.

if you want to know more about Famadihana, please watch the video below:

 

2- Culture of Russia:

Russians sit quietly for a few seconds before traveling.
Before heading out on a journey, they say “let’s sit down for the road.” Back in the day, itĀ meant to stop, not to take the way of evil spirits and people would sit in silence for a few seconds and then say a quick prayer for the journey ahead.

In modern Russian ā€œto sit down before the journeyā€ means to sit and be quiet, clear your mind of negative thoughts before a long journey, focus on whether you have packed everything.

For more details, please check the link below:Ā 

http://askarussian.blogspot.ae/2009/11/sit-for-second-before-leaving.html

3- Ā Culture of Kayan:

Kayan women, from Kayah state, wear brass coils around their necks to give the impression that their necks are stretched.
Having a long neck is often seen as beautiful in Kayan culture.


To know more about “Neck Rings”, please check the link below:Ā 

http://www.huaypukeng.com/info_rings.htm

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