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Strange Customs and Traditions from Different Countries

There are different kinds of customs and traditions which are celebrated around the world. You will be shocked to know about these customs if you did not know about it earlier. There is no doubt that these strange practices and traditions are still being observed around the world whether you believe it or not.

Most of the peoples who have a belief in these traditions, they usually appreciate them and those who do not care about them consider these traditions as taboo or inhumane due to their strangeness.

Here, I have listed 7 seemingly strange and mad traditions from around the world.

1. Tooth Filling in Indonesia

In Bali, a particular ritual is performed by both the genders before they get married. They fill two teeth. This is done to keep any negative or evil forces or characteristics like lust, anger, greed, stupidity, intoxication, jealousy, confusion away from the newlywed couple.

2. Blubbing Brides in China

In China, brides cry for about a month as a part of the wedding preparations. This strange culture is still observed in the Wuling Mountains by the Fuji living.

3. Baby Jumping in Spain

You will be shocked to know about this particular tradition of Spain. The residents in a small northern community take part in baby jumping called EL Colacho, to keep negative energy and devil at bay.

The male individuals are dressed as the devil run between and jump over small infants who are laid on mattresses along the streets.

4. Bayanihan in the Philippines

Bayanihan in the Philippines

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This tradition involves the practice of moving the entire house to some new location. Villagers gather together, lift the house and carry it over a long distance. This generally happens during predicted floods or landslides. They carry the houses on their back.

5. Welcome drinks in Fiji

Welcome drinks in Fiji

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Guests in Fiji, South Pacific are served with a strange drink which is made up of extracting roots and served in a wooden bowl or bucket. The drink is popularly known as ‘Kava’. Although, the drink is very mild still it is considered as narcotics in many of the countries.

6. Throwing away furniture out of the window, South Africa

South Africa celebrates its New Year eve in a totally different manner when compared to us. To ring in the New Year, people throw away their old furniture out of the window into the streets below.

However, this custom is monitored by police forces carefully to make sure nobody gets hurt when they celebrate this tradition.

7. Getting bitten by bullet ants, Brazil

In the Brazilian tribe of Sateré-Mawé, when a boy becomes matured, they are asked to perform a traditional dance while wearing gloves filled with lots of bullet ants.

This particular ceremony is very challenging and a difficult one because the bite of a bullet ant is one of the most painful insect bites in the world that is even hard to imagine.

Priya is a passionate writer, she loves to write about different niches belonging to travel, lifestyle, health, fitness, finance etc. She is looking for new challenges when it comes to writing articles. She has written plenty by now and eager to write more because this is what she enjoys doing, which is why it turns out to be so fascinating! Apart from writing, she also loves cooking and reading different genre novel.

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Know What Trees Do For Humankind and Why Its Value is Beyond Calculation

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There are by numbers of campaigns going on in the world that plead to save the environment. Enlightened intellectuals are making endeavors to spread awareness throughout the world s that each one of us understands our responsibilities. This is our responsibility to take care of nature and prevent the exploitation of the same. Protecting vegetations and natural forests are the most important thing to do if we wish to live a healthy and prosperous life. This makes it essential for all of us to remember how important is planting trees.

With the same motto of making the world more aware of the importance of the greens, we have are here to share with you some of the most amazing things about tress and their kindness towards humankind. Trees do a lot more for us than we do for them. Read below, how trees are generous and how valuable they are for us.

Read about the 8 contributions of a single tree for the planet:

1. A single tree gives this planet ton of oxygen

This is the main reason why we need to grow more and more trees for helping the environment and save the earth. A single tree produces 700 kg. of oxygen every year. Now, imagine the amount of oxygen the whole forest would produce. Please grow trees and don’t cut them at all!

2. A Tree Sweeps Enough Pollutions

You will be nearly shocked to know that on an average a single tree absorbs about 20 kg dust and pollution from the air. Trees are doing their part at cleaning the air, are we?

You can also read: Try Planting These 8 Indoor Plants to Make Your Home Look Even Livelier

3. A Single Tree intakes tons of Carbon dioxide

We all know that oxygen is essential for us to live and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere makes the air less clear to breathe. You must know that a single tree intakes 20 tons of carbon dioxide annually.

4. It saves from the heat

In a summer afternoon when you find it hot outside, the only place where you will find lesser temperature outside is underneath a tree. The shade of the tree is about 4 degrees lesser in temperature than the overall temperature on a sunny day.

5. Did You Know

A tree can absorb a mixture of poisonous metals, such as 80 kg of mercury lithium-lead, etc.

You can also read: 7 Daily Life Things That We Are Doing are Responsible For Destroying Our Planet And Probably We Don’t Realize

6. Did you Know

A single tree filters about 100,000 square meters of contaminated air every year. Not just the tree produces pure oxygen it also filters the air.

7. Did you know

That a tree near the house works as an acoustic wall, that is, it absorbs the noise pollution. Noise pollution is very harmful for years and can cause serious hearing damages, also old people tend to be very sensitive towards loud noise.

8. Trees increase life-span

It is believed that if there are 10 trees near the house then the life span of people living in the house can increase by 7 years.

You can also read: India Really Needs to Learn About the Innovative Environmental Policies and Measures Adopted by These Countries to Preserve its Climate

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8 Bridal Wedding Attire From Different Countries Which Can Flip Your Perception

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The integral part of a wedding includes a white gown or any wedding dress, a veil, a bridal bouquet and other things like this. And we make a perception of this white dress attire only. We forgot that other than this white dress for a wedding as perceived by us is it is the only beautiful attire from all over the world.

These 8 Bridal wedding Attire which can flip your perception is given below:

1. Jakarta Brides

 

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Indonesian weddings are considered one of the best and beautiful wedding. It is because of the overall look of a bride. Traditional Indonesian wedding attire in Jakarta includes too much gold, striking colors, beautiful patterns, and ornated headpieces. The bride with this attire really looks very beautiful and stunning.

2. Kinnauri Brides (Kashmiri region)

 

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Kinnauri Brides of Kashmiri region wears a veil made up of silver chains, small Buddhist charm boxes, and large necklaces. Kinnauri is also known as Kanor, Kanouricentered on Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, India. The face of the bride is covered with silver jewelry in this style.

You can also read: 7 Extremely Strange Wedding Rituals Performed All Over The World Which You Might Have Never Heard of Before

3. Yemen Brides

 

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Yemen Brides usually wears a golden ceremonial dress along with gold and silver jewelry. When the wedding of Yemeni’s is considered than the things which come in mind is fashion, banquets, social occasions, featured singing, emotional speeches, and many more. Earlier, Yemenis weddings were used to be traditional, but now it has become more open. The wedding attire of Yemeni’s bride is really very unique.

4. Norway Brides

 

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Norway Brides wear a traditional wedding garb which is known as “Bunad”. Norway weddings are similar to the wedding of the U.S and other European countries. The Norway Bride wears a long white gown and the groom will wear a black tuxedo. The wedding garb of Norway bride Is really wonderful to see. And Bunad has silver details that ward off spirits.

You can also read: Unfold The Truth of 10 Popular Hindu Traditions That Have The Scientific Theory Behind Them

5. Japanese Brides

 

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Japanese Brides sometimes wear a pure white Kimono. This pure white Kimono stands for purity and maidenhood. You can find four styles of wedding celebrated in Japan i.e.  Christian, Buddhist, Shinto, and non-religious. For Shinto style wedding, brides ear an ensemble which is known as Shiromoku which consists of a white kimono, a maru, and obijime. This wedding attire of Japanese Brides in very smart and unique.

6. Mongolian Brides

 

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Mongolian Brides usually wear a patterned dress which is called “Deel”. This dress has been worn for centuries in Central Asia. In Mongolian wedding, there are several games for groom and bride. Before visiting the father-in-law’s house, the bride wears a special outfit and set her hairs in the form of two horns.

You can also read: Getting Married Soon? Meaning of 7 Vows Which You Would Be Taking With Your Love

7. Kenya Brides

 

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Kenya Brides wears a heavy, beaded wedding collar, bracelets, headdress, beaded cowhide shawls, and all-around 20-25 individual necklaces. The attire of Kenya brides is very unique and special. The norms in Kenya weddings is to have a white trailing gown for a bride. But in Africa, you can choose to wear any traditional dress of your choice.

8. Kazakhstan Brides

 

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Kazakhstan Brides have a traditional wedding headpiece which is called Saukele. It symbolizes the beginning of a new life as a legitimate spouse or a partner. Saukele is a hat featuring large height and a conical shape, and most expensive article of the wedding ceremony. The upper part of the hat is covered by pen owl and decorated by some gems such as Sapphires, Gold, Silver, Corals, Pearls and etc on both sides of that hat.

You can also read: You Will Be Surprised To Know About These 7 Strange Customs and Traditions from Different Countries

9. South Africa Brides

 

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South Africa Bride’s attire includes a hat for the head of the bride. It is also known as “Inkehli”, colorful beads, and boxes. The hats increase the stunning look.

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8 Initiative That Should Be Adopted By Government And Citizens To Save The Planet

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8 Initiative That Should Be Adopted By Government And Citizens To Save The Planet

It is not a new thing that we tell you our planet is in danger; we all know it by now that in every sense we are losing our planet day by day. With increasing global warming, depleting ozone layer, exhausting freshwater resources, degrading land and forest, polluting rivers and oceans and degrading air quality the planet earth is soon going to be a planet unsafe for living organism.

Chances are we exhaust all the resources and spoil the remaining once as much as that our future generation may not be able to receive any resources from the earth.

This is why we have come up with some measurements that we as citizens and government as the regulator should take to save the planet.

1. The initiative should be taken to save rainwater

In the drought-prone areas, the government should make it a law that people practice rainwater harvesting at every house. Rainwater harvesting is a very natural and helpful way to retain fresh water and it used to be practiced in many areas. And now it is the high time people start collecting rainwater in every house.

2. Solar panels

Solar panels for home in India

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In order to make enough energy for every house and that too the greenest way possible, the government should not only encourage people but now is the time it forces people to install solar panels at their houses. Solar energy is the best way to retain energy at a very low cost and people should consider it as a mainstream affair.

3. Reduce Plastic

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We are tired of hearing that plastic is that giant monster that humankind invented for their own loss. Plastic is not a biodegradable material and it takes more than forever to decompose a plastic bag totally, naturally. There are chances that first-ever plastic bag or bottle is still somewhere on the planet. The least we can do is, not only instruct local markets to stop giving plastic carry bags but also, put a ban on manufacturing companies that sell their products in the plastic bags or bottles.

4. Waste management

When it comes to biodegradable and non-degradable waste material, we have another bigger issue to deal with, especially in India and that is waste management. Indian government should make firm laws and implement them to teach citizen to differentiate between biodegradable and nondegradable waste material. Other than that, dumping of the waste in the rivers and oceans is no more a solution to getting rid of the waste.

You can also read: 7 Daily Life Things That We Are Doing are Responsible For Destroying Our Planet And Probably We Don’t Realize

5. Road Safety

Road Safety

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Every year thousands of road accidents are recorded across the country and most of the time it is because of rash driving and not following of traffic rules. It is very important for the government to make firm traffic rules and moreover make sure that traffic rules are followed strictly by all (including the officials) to lower the road mishaps.

6. Plantation of more trees

It is very important for the governments that it makes a firm rule that a number of plants need to be implanted every year. Not just the officials but the people should plant a number of trees in their area and maintain them. There should be a total ban and hefty fine on those who cut down the tree in their areas for making houses or whatsoever their reasons might be.

7. Quality of Education

It is also necessary that each child gets to go to school. There are already plans made and “implemented” but we know the illiteracy rate and see children begging as the streets. Primary education should be necessary for every child and quality of education should be better.

8. Encouragement for small business owners

To improve the economy of the country the government should find some alternative that can help small shop keepers as they are losing business due to e-commerce companies.

You can also read: Meet These 7 Indian Real Life Superheroes Who Are Fighting Hard to Save Our Planet in A Unique Way

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