what traditions from other cultures besides your own do u enjoy?

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    Apr 14, 2011 6:37 PM GMT
    I wanna know how worldly the RJ posters really are....


    *Note: This thread is not to include any bashing of any sort of other religions, countries, people (including ones on this forum).

    Let's attempt have a decent conversational thread, shall we? icon_smile.gif

    ill start..... I always loved the concept of an irish wake.
    lets see, what else? Japanese/Korean food and culture is really cool.
    kwanza (jk)

    what about u guys?
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    Apr 14, 2011 6:50 PM GMT
    I personally like stoning. It seems like a good way to encourage unity in a community and prevent others from committing the same mistakes. Plus, you know it's a great way to relieve personal frustration for everyone in the crowd.
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    Apr 14, 2011 6:53 PM GMT
    In Germany, a "Stammtisch" is a table reserved for regular customers at a restaurant or pub. It is sometimes designated by a "Stammtisch" sign standing at the center of the table.

    But not always. If you see a large table open, frequently round for better conversation, while other tables in the place are taken, you do not approach it unless you are directed, or after inquiring first. If you are part of the Stammtisch group, and the first one to sit there, at least in Berlin, you rap the table with your knuckles and say "Stammtisch" out-loud, which lets the other patrons know that you belong there, and the table is taken.

    In some parts of Germany the Stammtisch table means a conversation & discussion group, particularly of things related to the German language itself, and it has that meaning especially outside of Germany. Within Germany, however, it can also just mean a regular get-together of friends. The important thing is that you never sit at the Stammtisch unless you are part of the group.
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    Apr 14, 2011 6:55 PM GMT
    I love stinking of sweat and curry, it makes me so hot.
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    Apr 14, 2011 7:07 PM GMT
    Eating at Olive Garden.
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    Apr 14, 2011 7:15 PM GMT
    Chinese New Year celebrations. Woot!

    I greet members of a large Sikh family that runs the local corner store with,
    "Sat Sri Akaal "

    They're particularly fond of us and know we're married, so we honour them.

    Sat Sri Akaal - ' Sikhs greet souls by saying Sat Sri Akal to enhance its virtues.
    This remembers one and others to live with truth, achieve all treasures and merge in Eternity.'

    Our Muslim friends (who wanted to come to our marriage ceremony, and lent us chairs for it, but we never asked them because we didn't think they'd want to - our loss) we honour by sometimes bringing them treats after sundown during Ramadan.

    We have Serbian neighbours across the street and have had a couple of great traditional dinners with them. My gosh, they eat over long hours and pour floods of wine.

    There's more, but this is enough I think.

    -Doug
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    Apr 14, 2011 7:41 PM GMT
    well i'm cajun and grew up old style with speaking creole and living far out but moved and met my partner whos navajo so we have a interesting house
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    Apr 14, 2011 7:59 PM GMT
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    Was fun, and I enjoyed the moon cakes.

    Oktoberfest - maybe one year I'll get some lederhosen
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    International sea turtle day is June 14.. REALLY it is
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    Apr 14, 2011 8:10 PM GMT
    I'm not American, but I enjoy consumerism! =D

    Also Thxgiving can be fun.
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    Apr 14, 2011 8:12 PM GMT
    Siesta
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    Among the foreign traditions I've enjoyed here in the US is opening presents on Christmas Eve, rather than Christmas Day, the more common US practice. I was introduced to it when I lived among descendants of Scandinavians in the Upper Midwest, especially Norwegians. But my own roots are strong, and I'd try to leave a few presents unopened until Christmas Morning.

    Another was eating certain foods on New Year's Eve, to ensure good luck in the coming year. But what you eat depends on the ethnic/cultural group. I've had to eat shrimp, or pickled herring, or black-eyed peas, or things I can't remember. Maybe you know of some.

    Of course being partly Irish I had to do all of that "wearing 'o the green" stuff on St. Patrick's Day. Odd, because I understand in Ireland the day is not the big event it is here in the US.

    So I had to march in parades as a kid, all decked out in green, and attend a string of house parties hosted by that side of my family. Plus we always had corned beef & cabbage that day on our own table at home, with plenty of potatoes and Irish stew. And for at least a week before my Grandmother would sit me on the piano bench with her while she played authentic Irish songs, accompanying her in the lyrics.

    Later in college I would go with friends to New York City Irish bars to get drunk, often involved in brawls that got us thrown out onto the sidewalk. And then we'd go to the next bar, and do it all over again. Today the best I can manage is drinking some green-colored beer, with nobody Irish there at all, and certainly not at an Irish place. Ah, well, I guess that tradition is dying.
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    Apr 15, 2011 4:51 AM GMT
    I like Chinese culture and way of life....to certain extent. Strangely, I was always, for no particular reason, being attracted to Middle East, Turkey especially, and their culture, cuisine, customs, lifestyle etc. I will pretty much accept ANY culture and traditions, because every one of them has something unique. And, by knowing more about others, you, actually, learn more about yourself.
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    My favorite is Holi, the Hindu Festival of Colors. It is a fantastic experience all around. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 15, 2011 5:32 AM GMT
    meninlove said Chinese New Year celebrations. Woot!

    I greet members of a large Sikh family that runs the local corner store with,
    "Sat Sri Akaal "

    They're particularly fond of us and know we're married, so we honour them.

    Sat Sri Akaal - ' Sikhs greet souls by saying Sat Sri Akal to enhance its virtues.
    This remembers one and others to live with truth, achieve all treasures and merge in Eternity.'

    Our Muslim friends (who wanted to come to our marriage ceremony, and lent us chairs for it, but we never asked them because we didn't think they'd want to - our loss) we honour by sometimes bringing them treats after sundown during Ramadan.

    We have Serbian neighbours across the street and have had a couple of great traditional dinners with them. My gosh, they eat over long hours and pour floods of wine.

    There's more, but this is enough I think.

    -Doug


    You guys have got to be the best neighbours ever!
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    Apr 15, 2011 5:41 AM GMT
    meninlove said Chinese New Year celebrations. Woot!

    I greet members of a large Sikh family that runs the local corner store with,
    "Sat Sri Akaal "

    They're particularly fond of us and know we're married, so we honour them.

    Sat Sri Akaal - ' Sikhs greet souls by saying Sat Sri Akal to enhance its virtues.
    This remembers one and others to live with truth, achieve all treasures and merge in Eternity.'

    Our Muslim friends (who wanted to come to our marriage ceremony, and lent us chairs for it, but we never asked them because we didn't think they'd want to - our loss) we honour by sometimes bringing them treats after sundown during Ramadan.

    We have Serbian neighbours across the street and have had a couple of great traditional dinners with them. My gosh, they eat over long hours and pour floods of wine.

    There's more, but this is enough I think.

    -Doug


    Did you try RAKIJA? Ask your Serbian neighbours, there are variety of different rakija's, and all of them equally perfecticon_lol.gif
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    Apr 15, 2011 6:13 AM GMT
    Whacking day.

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    Apr 15, 2011 6:40 AM GMT
    Muslim call to prayer... its pretty and melodic!

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    Apr 15, 2011 7:17 AM GMT
    NCReal06 said

    International sea turtle day is June 14.. REALLY it is


    That's my birthday and I like turtles! One cut me up when I was diving in Thailand.

    There is a lot I like about Japanese culture, hence feeling so comfortable here, I like their one "big community attitude" and "keeping the peace" so on trains people don't eat smelly foods or talk loudly or use cell phones in order to try and make the, sometimes awful, journey more comfortable for others around them.

    The politeness of people over here is fantastic and I slotted in along side the Japanese really quickly with that, my grandfather was really into making us polite people.

    The willingness to try and help others, as a foreigner it can be hard t strike up a conversation with a Japanese person due to their shyness or their perceived inability to communicate but if you need they'll go out of their way. I was in the UK recently and needed directions I got as far as "Excuse me do you know..." and this dick just said "Nope!" and walked off. Ass!
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    Apr 15, 2011 12:49 PM GMT
    antonomad said, "Did you try RAKIJA? Ask your Serbian neighbours, there are variety of different rakija's, and all of them equally perfect"

    Yikes, no thanks. The last they'd need is me and Bill slow strip dancing on the dinner table, lol! (and then falling face first into the potted plants). icon_lol.gif

    -Doug
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    Apr 15, 2011 12:54 PM GMT
    Well ... Most things in the American Culture and Japanese Culture icon_smile.gif Specially Japanese Anime !!!
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    Apr 15, 2011 1:29 PM GMT
    ever since the faulty federally built levies flooded new orleans the day after hurricane katrina "visited" new orleans; there has been a huge increase in the latino population here.

    some of those latino guys "clean up" quite well!! eyebrow shaping, jewelry, cologne, sack shaving, gently caressing voices worshiping you in their native language...even the "str8" ones take great care in their weekend appearance. many of them are quite sensual and eager to please.

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    rnch saidever since the faulty federally built levies flooded new orleans the day after hurricane katrina "visited" new orleans; there has been a huge increase in the latino population here.

    some of those latino guys "clean up" quite well!! eyebrow shaping, jewelry, cologne, sack shaving, gently caressing voices worshiping you in their native language...even the "str8" ones take great care in their weekend appearance. many of them are quite sensual and eager to please.

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    Now you understand why I love South Florida so much. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 15, 2011 1:36 PM GMT
    Many fans of ancient Greek culture here.
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    Apr 15, 2011 1:54 PM GMT
    Import saidI personally like stoning. It seems like a good way to encourage unity in a community and prevent others from committing the same mistakes. Plus, you know it's a great way to relieve personal frustration for everyone in the crowd.


    That's so F'd up!! but hilarious you got a sick and twisted sense of humor icon_smile.gif

    I saw Kite Runner the other day and the stoning scene was intense :/