11 national peculiarities of the Roma, we do not understand
Roma can now be found in all parts of the world, except perhaps Antarctica. Only their number in Europe is 12 million people. I suggest you learn the 11 national habits and peculiarities of the Roma, some of which will surprise you very much.
"Roma" - collective term such as "Slavic" "Caucasians", "Scandinavian" or "Hispanics." Gypsies are several dozen nationalities. In many Russian regions it is still possible to meet the Gypsy camps, from which emanates Pushkin Bessarabia, their language - verbal com gritty, and the clothes - an endless holiday.
They start a family very early in
14-year-old girl for the Roma - has potential bride. At weddings and other celebrations, where you can dance, all the girls who are over 14 years old, will dance until the end of the celebration, because they know that the sons of the fathers at the moment are looking at and evaluate them. Unmarried gypsy 19 years - it is an old maid.
They are buying gold brides banks
The bride on the wedding day are buying gold in kilograms or "banks." Father of the Bride, or brothers, if there is no father, set their price, such as two three-liter jar filled with gold rings, chains and so on. D.
They show the guests at the wedding, "the honor of the bride"
On the wedding day the gypsies have one exciting moment for all when the older women of the family taken away the bride in the bedroom and checked, virgin or not. In fact, the deprivation of virginity there, behind closed doors, and there is - without any involvement of the groom. After the guests on the beautiful large tray show snow-white sheet or shirt with blood stains.
Wedding between Roma people from different countries can not be
For example, between Kotljary and Russian Gypsies are unlikely to be a wedding, because it is equivalent to a wedding with no gypsy. Roma Roma one state sees another state as a special people, and never communicate. Russian Gypsies are mainly Orthodox, Crimean and Palestinian - Muslim, Croat - Catholics.
They often adopt children
The gypsy family must be at least one son. If the heir does not born, then they are no longer at risk and take the boy from the orphanage. The child could be anyone: Bashkir, Russian, red-haired, freckled, blond, blue-eyed. This is partly the reason for the myth that gypsies steal children.
They are reluctant to send their children to school
The child is sent to school more often in order that he learned to read, write and count, because with six to eight years, children are taught to adulthood - they begin to help their parents in the trade. Therefore, if the Roma child after the third grade still goes to school for lessons rather than helping their parents on the market - it means he is wasting time, instead of learning the family business.
They have a woman can not be above men
If a gypsy has two-storey house, no woman can go up to the second floor, if a man is on the ground. This law is followed so far.
Their women wear two skirts and an apron every day
Women still wear two skirts and apron. It is believed that a woman from the waist down "dirty" and "unclean". The touch of her skirt is able to "defile" not just any object, but also human. Therefore, the lower skirt is considered unclean, as touching the woman, the second is also considered unclean, as a little stained bottom. Clean it considered only an apron. He can be touching, lean against the dishes, wiping his hands on
They have a domestic court
In the event of a dispute come dear Roma, who listen to the arguments of the parties for and against. Gypsies is an important moment of normalization of relations, and it is not subject to publicity. Penalties can be very different. One of the most serious - "gave 24". Guilty gypsy forced to leave the community and give it to it 24 hours.
They swear in the coffin
Gypsies are very important ritual vows to prove his innocence. The most common oath - on the icon. The rarest and most intractable situations - an oath in his grave (in Kelderari). If Roma want to prove that it is not guilty, then he makes a special coffin, in which he has to lie down and say an oath. It says that if it currently lies, the lie he was soon in the coffin.
Their children save money for the funeral of their parents
The funeral is traditionally rich in Roma. Sometimes children are a few years saving up money for the parents funeral, which at that time still alive and well. If death came unexpectedly, the relatives will be after the burial to raise money for a worthy headstone. Special "chic" is considered a monument of stone with a portrait of the deceased to his full height.