New Year taboos in China

It's true that China has many customs, traditions and superstitions which translate to taboos if one is not careful to control some habits on a special day like the New Year. There are countless number of behaviors or expressions which are acceptable in foreign cultures but considered "wrong" in the Chinese setting. For instance, you … Continue reading New Year taboos in China

Unbelievable Tradition: Women strip to celebrate boy’s transition to adulthood

Nigeria's foundation as a nation is solidly built on its enviable socio-cultural diversity, a blessing that can be maximised for the greater good though the reality shows this beloved country has suffered more for it. The people of Edo state are known as tradition keepers, hate it or love it. A recent traditional ceremony which requires women … Continue reading Unbelievable Tradition: Women strip to celebrate boy’s transition to adulthood

The impact of tradition, morality and law on sex education in China

Over the years, "sex education" in China hasn't been an acceptable subject for adolescents as most parents and even teachers avoid it like plague. People who brand themselves as "traditional" often see sexuality as a taboo that shouldn't be discussed in public or education institutions. Image shows a group of young girls who work in … Continue reading The impact of tradition, morality and law on sex education in China

Chinese Woman Poses Nude at a Sacred Lake.

This Chinese woman whose identity is yet undisclosed by the authorities has been criticized for posing nude and taking pictures at a sacred lake in Tibet. Internet users see this as a show of disregard for the Tibetan culture and a breach of religious taboos which should need some kind of spiritual cleansing. Local police … Continue reading Chinese Woman Poses Nude at a Sacred Lake.

An Old-School Chinese Wedding.

These days it has become trendy for young couples to have wedding ceremonies in the old Chinese traditional style. This wedding was held in Chengdu, China on April 2. The bride's name is Li Li Juan and her husband is Jonathan Ducourt. It was a memorable wedding between a French man and his Chinese wife. The … Continue reading An Old-School Chinese Wedding.