Category Archives: Ceremonies

Wagah Border Closing Ceremony

In the Punjab in northwestern India, every day just before sunset people fill the grandstands on both the Pakistan and India sides to watch the flag-lowering border closing ceremony. What’s interesting about this event is that it’s not just any … Continue reading

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Weddings Around the World

In celebration of June, the most popular wedding month, here is a survey of wedding traditions and customs in the different regions of the world.   U.S./CANADA/CARIBBEAN In the United States and Canada, weddings are frequently a Christian ceremony in … Continue reading

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Chawaytiri/Inka Road/Tinkay Ceremony

This week I attended a Smithsonian slide show talk and movie that Jose Barreiro, the assistant director of research, gave about his November 2010 journey on the Inka Road with the Chawaytiri, a Quechua-speaking community of weavers and herders in … Continue reading

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