The state of Bahia stands out for its flavor even in colorful Brazil. It is here that the action takes place in the fascinating novels of Jorge Amadou, deeply implicated in Afro-Brazilian culture.A woman with a welcoming smile and a steely character, in an intricate turban and a bright skirt, is a r..
The traditional men's costume of the peoples of the Caucasus is durable, comfortable, does not restrict movement, and, at the same time, emphasizes slimness and fit. Its distinctive feature is two rows of small pockets, in which tubes with gunpowder (gazyri) were placed, and later - cartridges. In p..
An agile waitress in a national costume is a living symbol of the German Oktoberfest beer festival. It lasts two weeks, and many women specifically take a vacation from their main job in order to work on the holiday, sometimes 12 hours a day. This is a real test because, in one such shift, the waitr..
The musical signature of Hungary is the fiery folk dance of the czardas. It is believed that originally it was performed by gypsies, shepherds, and even steppe robbers. But later, the czardas dancers began to play the main role. Their vivid images at different times inspired artists, composers, and ..
In Ireland, they say that meeting this little man in green clothes can bring wealth and happiness, it is only important to talk to him correctly. An angry leprechaun is capable of a lot of mischiefs. Leprechaun myths date back to pre-Christian times. In them, the leprechaun is a character of ordinar..
The noble lady of the Titian era is a classic character in the world-famous carnival in Venice. She is a seductive and mysterious woman, dressed in a rich dress, that excites the imagination and makes you want to mindlessly follow the linger of her perfume in the crowd. The most luxurious and danger..
These graceful women with sophisticated hairstyles are a national treasure of Japan. They spend most of their time in areas called cities of flowers. Their job is to constantly improve in playing musical instruments, singing, and dancing, as well as the art of small talk. In the evenings, they apply..
The Maasai tribe is considered the largest in Africa, although the exact number is not known. The Masai do not have passports and are semi-nomadic. These are tall, stately people who are easily recognizable by their jewelry made of colored beads. Each color has its own meaning: blue symbolizes the s..
Vikings are Scandinavian warriors-sailors who became famous for their campaigns in the VIII-IX centuries. Overpopulation and famine in their native lands forced them to storm not only Europe but also northern Africa. Some even say that they were the first to reach North America, and this happened 50..
The passionate Spanish flamenco dance originated in Andalusia under the influence of local, Gypsy, Jewish, and Arab traditions. The dancer is always dressed in a long dress with many flounces, in her hands, she can have a shawl with long tassels, a fan, or castanets. The traditional color of the cos..
Souvenirs from Brussels, Belgium
Visitors to Belgium's capital of Brussels are often surprised to discover its most famous trademark in the shape of a small scale bronze statue depicting a little boy urinating in one of the City's old fountains. But the little statue of Manneken-Pis (its original Fl..
Mouthwatering Memories of Delicious Food in Alsace
This keepsake refrigerator magnet by Worldwide Gifts is a wonderful souvenir from France and a perfect reminder of some of the authentic local foods that are so much a part of the culture when visiting the Alsace- Lorraine region of France. So many ..