Scotland dating customs

17-Apr-2017 02:26

Here’s 10 of the weirdest dating traditions from around the globe. Fat farms in West Africa In Mauritania some areas still have fat farms where older women in the village fatten up the young girls, ready to find a husband.In West Africa, being fat is seen as being rich and important, so the young girls are force fed mountains of couscous and endless pints of milk. BO apples An old tradition in Austria saw ladies on the pull place segments of apple in their armpits and perform a special dance for the lads. Toilet torment in Borneo One tribe in Borneo ban newlyweds from leaving the house on their wedding day. This wee-ird tradition is said to bring good luck to couple’s marriage – and probably future bladder problems too. Blackening of the bride In Scotland, rubbish is thrown at the bride and groom before their big day.They are vibrant, living things, constantly growing and evolving, and every generation adds the thumbprint of its own particular Scottish culture to the whole.Take, for example, the 60 Highland Games that still take place all across Scotland annually - those are a uniquely Scottish mix of culture, sports, music and community.With this kind of reputation it’s no wonder that 50 million people across the globe claim to have Scottish ancestry.India is just one of many countries which has already made its mark on the Scottish cultural landscape.Despite dating back for almost a thousand years, Scottish traditions are just as alive today as they were in the 12th century.Changing with every generation, Scottish culture is living, breathing, and constantly evolving.

Everybody across the world knows the cliché of Scottish bagpipers in kilts, but in reality, the experience of seeing a hundred bagpipers skirling in unison is magical, and this happens every August at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and on Glasgow Green.

The Edinburgh Mela Festival and the Glasgow Mela both run over the course of a number of days in summer and offer Scotland’s population a chance to celebrate our multiculturalism in style.

The festivals are the perfect place for the Scottish population to enjoy a taste of India.

They would then give the sweaty bits of fruit to the guy they fancied and if the feeling was mutual he would eat the apple. They are then paraded around town and it is believed that if a couple can survive that escapade, their marriage can survive anything. Giving head Some Taiwanese would seduce their lovers with a severed head in the 19th century. Charm ’em with chopsticks One for the girls who struggle to put in to words how they really feel.

Men returning from battle would pick up a decapitated head off those they had defeated as a token of their love according to one source. At the Sisters’ Meal Festival in south west China, ladies show their true feelings with different symbols wrapped in handkerchiefs.

Everybody across the world knows the cliché of Scottish bagpipers in kilts, but in reality, the experience of seeing a hundred bagpipers skirling in unison is magical, and this happens every August at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and on Glasgow Green.The Edinburgh Mela Festival and the Glasgow Mela both run over the course of a number of days in summer and offer Scotland’s population a chance to celebrate our multiculturalism in style.The festivals are the perfect place for the Scottish population to enjoy a taste of India.They would then give the sweaty bits of fruit to the guy they fancied and if the feeling was mutual he would eat the apple. They are then paraded around town and it is believed that if a couple can survive that escapade, their marriage can survive anything. Giving head Some Taiwanese would seduce their lovers with a severed head in the 19th century. Charm ’em with chopsticks One for the girls who struggle to put in to words how they really feel.Men returning from battle would pick up a decapitated head off those they had defeated as a token of their love according to one source. At the Sisters’ Meal Festival in south west China, ladies show their true feelings with different symbols wrapped in handkerchiefs.Scottish people are famous across the world for their warmth and hospitality.