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Traditions and Customs
British peculiar nostalgia, and there is nothing for them any more expensive than the customs and traditions. It seems they don't care where one or another tradition came from and why it survived. Tradition - a tradition! This says it all. Actually Universal American culture does not exist because of the size of the country and the multinational culture
National Symbols Winnie the Pooh, Wimbledon and the red telephone box apple pie, baseball and American flag.
The British believe that is unacceptable interest in the affairs of others Queue - one of the few places where, according to the British, isn't forbidden to talk to each other, even if you are not represented officially An interesting feature of American culture is that the Americans are trying to maintain distance between themselves and their partners in communication. This distance depends on the company they are
Traditional English tea party little inferior to the Japanese tea ceremony on the degree of formalization. It grew mainly from the tradition of a five-hour tea party — Five o’clock Tea You'll never get one brewed tea in America. Here are convinced that pouring boiling water over tea leaves in the kitchen, dining deprive the constitutional right of the client. He must decide how much tea should be strong .
поступки, которые, с американской точки зрения, совершенно недопустимы: One American activist said: "We can never be too rich or too thin." All Americans dream of being slim (and rich). This does not mean that all Americans are different slenderness: rather the contrary. In any moment of time 30% of American women are dieting, and another 30% - are obese. Aging is fundamentally opposed to all American ideals and concepts. The slogan for both men and women - " looks twenty years younger"
Death, from the perspective of Americans - a very ugly thing. this is a real meanness toward loving relatives and friends. Americans are trying to pretend that death does not exist, and in any case, nothing will happen to them personally. If someone die, the Americans will not find what to say and try to quickly settle accounts with all the attendant procedures. The plant in polite society talk about the death is considered a sign of mental disorder, if only we are not talking about the sensational murder. Disease is the same meanness as death (the only costs much more). If American person asks how you feel, he knows that you tell him in advance "Great. And you? ".
Funerals are held here at a high level, no one will allow you to get nervous, feel and even more so to see people after death on the most common English custom of people do not bury and burn and dispel the ashes to the wind, as it gives them a second life as a flower and plants. It is believed the Anglican church, but to do it, a man in life is a testament, in which he must indicate how and where it should be buried or where to dispel ashes. In the U.S., more and more elderly people find and buy a place in the cemetery, paying for future all the farewell ceremony, even the funeral wreaths. "Cemetery is the main purchase of life!!