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Old 09-10-2008, 03:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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in each country there are some strange habits,traditions and superstitions inherited from antecedent and some people still do them ... habits in the weddings , when a baby come , in a special feasts or festivals , to keep yourself safe from dark evil power , even when someone dead

tell us about some of these habits i think it will be very interesting
it will be nice too if you talk about your personal strange habits
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this is a king of kongo in africa ( it is not my country )

people say it has a magic power and because he is the king he cannot do some things :
he never sitdown on a land
he never walk through seed
no one can see him while he eat
the weight of his clothes is about 160 pound he wear it only 3 times in his life
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Salamat Mahmoud1987,

Mm... I'm Portuguese and I can't remember of anything that we might have as a strange habit... Maybe I can say that some Portuguese have superstitions, but it isn't exactly the same.

On the other hand, I can start to talk about feasts or celebrations as a traditional and cultural performances. I can give you an example:

There's a city called Porto, (located in North of Portugal) where for one night every year, for ages, the city goes absolutely "wild". The celebration -Festa de São João - or Feast of St. John’s Eve, takes place on the evening of June 23rd and goes to the daylight hours of the 24th.

The "strange" thing in this festival is the hitting of each other over the head with plastic hammers that squeak; or dangling a leek for the initiated to smell. Where these traditions comes from, or the reason why people hit each with plastic hammers no one has an answer, I guess

I will post some more "habits" or cultural performances about my country if it comes up to my mind in the meantime

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PS: Don't worry, these hammers don't hurt or cause any damages on your head
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very interesting festival ... when i decide to visit portugal i will bring all my hammers with me
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Hi again!

I forgot ... beyond that festival, there is another one called "Santo António" (Saint Anthony) with the same wild and happy atmosphere in the streets of Lisbon on the evening of 13th June, except they don't have the funny thing with hammers

Salam!

PS: You can bring all your hammers. You'll be more than welcome to Bortukal!
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thanks again sflor

in "tebt" there is a very strange habit in the engagement ... family and relatives of bride take her to top of a tree and they stay under the tree armed with sticks ... guy who want to marry the girl must fight her family, climb the tree , carry her.... and runaway ---> so romantic

with that painful method they emphasize that he realy love her .... but i still wonder what would they do if he try to repudiate her
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thanks again sflor

in "tebt" there is a very strange habit in the engagement ... family and relatives of bride take her to top of a tree and they stay under the tree armed with sticks ... guy who want to marry the girl must fight her family, climb the tree , carry her.... and runaway ---> so romantic
This is really interesting

A habit from Turkey i find really interesting.( although,i do it sometimes)

When people mention about a bad thing.If you dont want this thing to happen to you.You hold one of your ears with your hand ,and hit a wood ( for examle:a wooden chair,table..) with the same hand.

It is strange but we do that
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