Category: Traditions

Societal Constraints on Love

Societal Constraints on Love

Love, universally regarded as one of the most profound and fundamental human emotions, is a force that transcends borders and binds individuals across cultures, religions, and ages. However, beneath the veneer of this universally cherished emotion lies a stark reality: love is not always celebrated and accepted with open arms in all societies.

October 24, 2023October 24, 2023
samurai illustration

The History of Samurai Warriors: A Journey through History and Culture

The samurai, renowned warriors of ancient Japan, have captured the imagination of generations with their loyalty, exquisite skills, and profound philosophical principles. The history of samurai warriors encompasses not only the evolution of their military prowess but also their cultural impact and deep-rooted philosophies that continue to resonate even in modern times.

August 21, 2023August 21, 2023
Gipsy, postcard, Spain

Fascination and Hatred – the Roma Community

A unique society, easy to recognise, and challenging to radiograph, the Roma community (also known as the Gypsies) is still a major social obstacle for the Western world in its desire for community development. Most Roma have faced discrimination and persecution for centuries and today the situation has slightly improved. Where does this stigma come from? Why does the Roma community not integrate with the rest of the world? 

May 23, 2023May 23, 2023
Thai traditional mask

Emotions as Cultural Phenomena

Art is an important means for society to express its beliefs and send messages. All messages transmitted inside a definite society through school, family, friends and unknown people shape our emotional behavior in everyday life. The result cannot be categorized as good or bad, but just different. And diversity is the best word to describe this world, a world that welcomes the beauty of being different.  

December 14, 2022December 14, 2022
Red lantern for Chinese New Year celebration

Chinese New Year Symbols and Traditions

Every year between January 21st and February 20th, the Chinese celebrate the beginning of a Lunar New Year with a festivity called the Spring Festival. The celebration that marks the beginning of spring, starts on the first new moon every year and lasts for 15 days, ending with a Lantern Festival. As we approach the Chinese New Year of 2022 let's take a look at some of the traditions, iconography, and decorations that have both festive and symbolic role. 

January 18, 2022June 13, 2022