Before we tell you about the cultural traditions of Russia, I propose to give a definition to the term "tradition".What he means by itself?Is this the concept of actual in our days, or it can be called a relic of the past?
So, customs or traditions are called representations, habits, customs and skills of a particular country, region or locality, which are both practical and social importance.They are transmitted, as a rule, from generation to generation and are the kind of regulator of social relations.
1. «Tasty" Russian tradition.Kitchen
the entire history of Russian cuisine was able to absorb the global tradition of cooking.
For example, at the beginning of salads, imported, by the way, in Russia from Europe, mostly prepared from vegetables.
had to pass several centuries, that on Russian tables, finally, began to appear meat oriental dishes such as dumplings, roast, dumplings.
But in general we can say that Russian cuisine has experienced six stages of development:
- I stage (from IX to XVI century) was called "Old Russian dishes";
- II stage (XVII century) - Moscow State cuisine;
- III stage (XVIII century) - kitchen epoch of Peter and Catherine;
- IV stage (end of XVIII century-XIX c.) - St. Petersburg cuisine;
- V stage (XIX -XX centuries.) - Russian national cuisine;
- VI phase (from 1917 to the present day) - Soviet cuisine.
And only after all the past stages modern kitchen has become more modernized and brought together a lot of traditions and recipes.
gastronomic traditions of Russia are very diverse.Who is the most famous and traditional dishes are borscht, cabbage soup, botvinya, ear, and beetroot pickle.These first courses are delicious and will, without a doubt, an ornament to any dinner table.In addition, the most popular among Russians and visitors to our country are also considered as dumplings, pancakes, and hash halophyte.
Try to stop the alien and ask him what he means by the word "Russian."You know what to answer?Correct: bears, boots, vodka, caviar, soup and cakes!For me at the time was a real discovery to find out what turns out to be vodka is not a native Russian drink, it was brought into the country from Italy in the fifteenth century.But such meat delicacies like beef stroganoff, despite the foreign sound, is actually a long-standing Russian dish.
2. Family traditions in Russian
spiritual atmosphere of the house, including the habits and lifestyle of its inhabitants, which are transmitted from generation to generation - that is what is a family tradition.
In what may be expressed?It seems to me, first of all, the ability to love, appreciate and respect the family as well as in an effort to spend time with them as much free time.
In Russia, people are pleased to give each other and bring out the gifts and travel souvenirs, compliments or support in difficult times.
We have family traditions carry a set of spiritual values and show the level of development of the family.And at the same time such a long tradition, based also on the religious, social and historical traditions and ceremonies.
can say that they are unique for each Russian family, though still traced and shared moments.
For example, men and women have different roles and responsibilities.The woman is a wife, a mother who gives birth and feeds the children, and a man - earner, he earns money and protect the family.
Children shall respect their parents and help them.Hand and heart in Russia offers just a man and a woman, in turn, decides on the willingness to enter into the marriage.
In addition, there are family and religious festivals, which each Russian family notes differently.Many customs, of course, very individual and transmitted from father to son or from mother to daughter.But they are intended to further bring together the native people and build relationships within the family as a whole.
3. Signs and beliefs of our country
first signs and customs date back to the ancient times, when there was still no psychology, no ethics, no market relations.
If you delve into the history, you can see that primitive people beliefs associated with the forces of nature.That is why, probably, many of the signs simply can not be explained scientifically.They exist, but absolutely can not be any logic.
For example, did you know that in Russia it is not accepted to give handkerchiefs, as it is believed that they will bring tears, and they tend to hand out at the funeral.
addition, houseplants need to give all my heart, lest they wither.Strange, is not it?I always thought that the flower will wither if the person who gave such a gift, it will not be watered or monitor it properly.Then where is the soul here?There is no logic!
Each family has its own Russian omens and superstitions.Considered bad sprinkled salt, black cat ran across the road, a birthday greeting in advance, a woman with empty buckets and more.
Tradition Russia with a good sense - is born with a large number of moles on the body, break dishes.
In general, each, of course, he defines for himself that what he really believes.Nevertheless, let it be good to take a lot more than bad.