There are as many African wedding traditions as there are countries in Africa; however, cultural differences are generally described as being influenced by East Africa or West Africa customs and mores. Traditional wedding clothing for both men and women, therefore, varies according to traditions and
Mesopotamia existed on the flood plain between two rivers, the Euphrates and the Tigris, as the name Mesopotamia, derived from ancient Greek "between two rivers" suggests. Mesopotamia existed from about 5000 BC, believed to be the first evidence of human culture and ends with the rise of Achaemenid
The Great Commandments can be found in the New Testament section of the Bible in the books of John and Matthew. Jesus Christ answers a question posed by a Pharisee inquiring about His belief on the most important commandment pertaining to the Law of Moses.
Northern Plains Indians, such as Shoshone, Arapaho, Sioux, Blackfeet, Chippewa, Cheyenne and Crow, tapped natural resources to hone their crafts. They painted buffalo hides, sewed quilts and embellished clothing and other items with porcupine quills and beads made of stone, shells, animal bone and t
What people wear in Israel reflects the fact that the country is the crossroads of many cultures and religions. This impacts local fashion as much as the climate and geography do.
American music is a blend of ethnicity. Music that is referred to as "American," is actually very diversified. It is a blend of traditions, cultures and theory. None which is more prevalent in American music than the romantic, and sometimes flamboyant, Spanish influence of rhythm and styling.
Among the Native American people, the Sioux were known for their quillwork, beadwork and buffalo hide painting. They were also known to practice other native crafts, including pottery, parfleche and calumets. Some of these crafts are still practiced by native artisans today, and examples can be seen
The Chickasaw Indians lived in North Mississippi and Alabama, as well as Western Tennessee in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. During this time, the French colonized various regions in Canada and the Southern coast of North America, including New Orleans. The French sought to establish trade
Mexico is a country with a rich history and culture. Many national monuments continue to be visited and admired to commemorate every epoch that has historical importance and that has made the country what it is today.Plaza de la ConstituciónPlaza de la Constitución is the center...
School twin dances can be fun and provide the opportunity for students to exercise a bit of creativity in the design of their costumes. It is fitting for twin costumes to include literal twins, as in the Doublemint twins or two of a kind that complement each other, such as Raggedy Ann and Andy.
'Bloody Sunday' marked the end of 700 years of British rule over Ireland. In contemplation of this victory, a new police force was organized that accompanied 'Michael Collins' to the gates of Dublin Castle. The young police organization, known as The Garda, was first led by Commissioner Michael Stai
In Japan, "American" Levi's are about as worthless as dinner forks. According to Philomena Keet in an article published by University College London, many Japanese consumers seek authentic Japanese-made jeans that are a spoof of the Levi's brand in preference to actual American Levi's.
On a hot, humid August night in 1965, what began as a routine traffic stop ignited south central Los Angeles into a battleground display of social and economic unrest. The Watts riots exploded onto the scene in the aftermath of the traffic stop and continued for six days. Allegations of police bruta
Taiwan stands as the first Chinese Democracy in existence. Culturally, a mix of many indigenous people, Taiwan offers a rich diverse culture in music, religion, food and more.
In most cases, individuals are not hurt by giving to others. For Noriko Chapman, it has created an international collaboration between a local U.S. nonprofit organization and a global leader in the automobile industry which ...
The UK has a strong history of immigration, with our society being a rich and successful melting pot of cultures. Who can forget Amir Khan draping himself in the Union Jack at the Olympics? Or ...
Costa Rica is rich with Spanish-influenced culture. According to Costa Rica Traveller, approximately 90 percent of Costa Ricans, or "ticos," are Catholics. Catholicism, introduced by the Spaniards, is often the focal point in many of the cultural events and colorful festivals held throughout the yea
Ancient Greeks believed that all aspects of their lives were influenced by the various gods that lived at the top of Mount Olympus. Different gods were in charge of different aspects of existence, and the Greeks would sacrifice to the gods to try to obtain favorable results for their activities. The
People are used to seeing peacocks display coats and tails of splendid colors, but a white peacock is an usual find. Some of the meanings that different societies attach to the multicolored birds include nobility, guidance, beauty and fidelity. The same attributes are also paid to white peacocks, bu
The tragic events of September 11, 2001 never leave the consciousness of Americans but observations of the anniversary of that terrible day is an especially emotional time. The observance of another year having passed since the series of terrorist attacks resulted in thousands of deaths and the coll