In ancient times, a small flag was erected beside the grave, in order to distinguish it from others by means of this special mark.
The main source of the popularity and vitality of ordinary religious pilgrimages in all parts of the world seems to be this, -that they are among the few mundane activities in which keen physical and mental enjoyment may coexist with an exhilarating sense of religious fulfillment.
The custom of making these paper-houses existed already at the beginning of the Yuan dynasty. In A.D. 1287. The paper-house is then taken to an open space, and there burnt, in order to have it conveyed to the nether world for the benefit of the dead.
The custom of making these paper-houses existed already at the beginning of the Yuan dynasty. In A.D. 1287, in the VIIth year of the style Chi-yuan, during the reign of the Emperor Shi-tsu
Chevalier Charles d’Éon. Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d’Éon de Beaumont, known as “chevalier d’Éon” (1728- 1810) was a diplomat, spy, officer and man of letters from France. He remained famous for his pronounced… Read More
The peasant art of Lithuania. The Lithuanian women wore long wide robes of wool or linen embellished with a relief-like floral ornament. The costume of the men consisted of a long home woven woolen coat of a dark-blue or grey color, resembling in cut and fold the jacket of the women.
The seppuku Hara Kiri (jap. 切腹) is a ritualized type of male suicide, which was spread around the middle of the twelfth century in Japan within the shift of the samurai and was officially banned in 1868.
Timeline of the French Revolution 1789 – 1799. January 24, 1789 – November 9, 1799 – Coup of 18 Brumaire to Paris – the end of the French Revolution.
Greeks, Turks, and Albanians are then seen mingled together; and while the variegated diversity of their costumes gratifies the eye of the beholder.
Abracadabra. A charm. It is regarded as the word that in most languages has the same pronunciation.