In Rwandan culture it is known that a girl should not wait for her brothers to clear the house. She should be the one to do all domestic activities of the whole family. Another thing that makes me part of my culture is the use of different culture materials. One of those materials is gourd which is use to keep milk and make butter. Another material is “icyansi” which is made in wood.
For this reason, it is easiest to preserve their culture orally. Yang recognizes that these stories helped to teach her things when she says, “I learned about the lands and creatures that did not live in my world. In Ban Vinai Regugee Camp, I discovered the shape of stories, how to remember them, and how to tell them” (72). Remembering these stories are important to the
Although the Hutu and the Tutsi tribes were the dominant groups in Rwanda, there was also a smaller subdominant tribe called the Twa. Problems between the Tutsi and Hutu groups began as early as the 1300s (E). Although the Tutsi were not indigenous to Rwanda, they spoke the same language as the Hutu, Kinyarwanda (C). However when they arrived in the Rwandan region, they saw themselves as more superior than the local population they found due to their difference in physical appearance, mainly their stature(they were taller). Tutsi segregation from the Hutu took on ritual forms (C).
One of the legends believes that the monk, Buddhanjnana, worshiped Vasudhara and she granted him his wish of hundreds of pearl necklaces every day. He then sold the necklaces and used his good fortune to help the monastery and fellow monks. He also bought many relics that were of significant importance, such as ritual objects and votive statues. As he continued to use his good fortunes for the well-being of others and not for personal gain, he continued to receive the gifts and fortunes of Vasudhara. Another legend called “The Inquiry of the Layman Sucundra”, describes a struggling philosopher who was trying to provide the necessary means to support his family.
Ceremonies in Buddhism Description: Numerous holidays and festivals are celebrated by the Buddhist community. It is an established faith that Buddhism encompasses various rituals as per their tradition and custom. Throughout the year, special days and holidays are celebrated by the people of the Buddhist community. The Buddhist festivals are rejoicing occasions where in people visit the temples and monasteries and offer food to the monks. Process: Poya Ceremony: The Poya Ceremony takes place every full moon and the ceremony is called Poya as per the “Sinhala Language.” 12 or 13 Poya are held every year.
Similarly, the moment at which Buddha overcame the hosts of Mara who came to Bodhgaya to test him, was celebrated by the stupa of ‘the conquest of Mara. His first teaching was commemorated by a shrine called the stupa of ‘many gates or doors’, which stood at Sarnath, the place where Buddha is said to have turned the first wheel of Dharma. A fourth stupa in Shravasti was a memorial to the miracles that he performed there, and his descent form the Heaven of Thirty-three (after teaching his mother in the Tushita realm) was commemorated at Sankasya by a fifth called the stupa of descent from the god realm. A stupa of reconciliation called to mind the Buddha’s reconciliation of quarrelling factions of the Sangha at the bamboo grove in Rajgir and the ‘stupa of complete victory’ commemorates his voluntary prolongation of his lifespan at Vaishali. Finally, his momentous death and passing beyond sorrow at Kushinagara was commemorated by the ‘stupa of Nirvana’.
They perform a puja ceremony as per their beliefs before the first and the last colour preparations. Most of the artisans have quit their education and learning and practise Kalamkari with their own interest. Also, the river swarnamukhi flows in the village which is a source of clean and flowing water which is a key for practicing
She also notices that her foster mother used to throw the rice in the pot from a distance. The rice given to him was hardly eaten by them, because that Hanskhol rice is too rough to eat. All labours like Majamdada use to eat Hanskhol rice with a ravenous force of hunger without minding of its quality. She requests her foster mother for an explanation of such treatment and accordingly is scolded with strong repulsion, “Don’t comment on things you know nothing about, Daya. Are you aware that God had sent them to Muslim families and us to Hindu homes?
The last day of Nowruz holiday is called Sizdah Bedar. Literally, it means “getting rid of the 13.” On this day, families make a picnic and spend a day in the nature for example, parks, etc. They sing, merrymake, and enjoy food with other families and friends while are on the picnic. They bring their Sabzeh (new sprouts) with them and throw it in the river or on the ground. It represents the return of everything including plants to the nature.
In the African culture, especially the AmaXhosa culture, when a girl gets married it is called “ukwenda”. The Villages will rejoice for days with a number of rituals that are carried out for the girl, including the ritual of the “intambo enkulu”, the girl is prepared a necklace made from the goat skin and this is meant to protect her in her new venture. Another ritual that is performed is “utsiki” once the girl has arrived to the groom’s place. She has to eat the goat meat and drink the sour milk from the goat. This signifies that she is part of the family now.