Society

All you didn’t need to know about society i.e. group of individuals involved in persistent social interaction, or a large social group sharing the same geographical or social territory, typically subject to the same political authority and dominant cultural expectations. Societies are characterized by patterns of relationships (social relations) between individuals who share a distinctive culture and institutions; a given society may be described as the sum total of such relationships among its constituent of members.

zwart piet

Dutch people black-up every Christmas for this controversial tradition

Every Christmas, Dutch people black up and put on afro wigs to dress as ‘Black Peter’; Santa Claus’ black helper. During the run up to the Feast of St Nicholas on the 5th of December people dress up as ‘ Zwarte Pieten ‘ in parades, public events and parties. The blacked-up character visits schools, shops …

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largest line dance

The largest line dance in the world

The largest line dance in multiple locations took place in 2016 in China. 50,085 people took part in the synchronised line dance which took place simultaneously in twelve cities across the country. Sports stadiums and public squares were filled with dancers all wearing the same red costume. The dancers were mostly from local line dancing …

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Famadihana

Every seven years the Malagasy people dig up their dead relatives

Every seven years a the Malagasy people dig up their dead relatives and parade their decaying bodies around the streets. Famadihana is a funeral tradition of the Malagasy tribe of Madagascar. They believe that one does not complete their journey to the afterlife until their body is completely decomposed. So until then every few years …

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