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"Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Customs Around the World" The Shroud of Turin: A mysterious relic believed by many to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ

Background imageCustoms Collection: Japanese Dolls / Owners

Japanese Dolls / Owners
Dolls displayed in the childrens festival at Hina-no-matsuri, Japan

Background imageCustoms Collection: Copps Hill Burying Ground, Freedom Trail, North End District, Boston

Copps Hill Burying Ground, Freedom Trail, North End District, Boston, Massachusetts, New England, United States of America, North America

Background imageCustoms Collection: Gretna Green Building

Gretna Green Building
The famous Old Smithy and Marriage Room at Gretna Green, Dumfries, Scotland - the haven for runaway couples from England

Background imageCustoms Collection: Shroud of Turin, Jesus Christ, Paris, France, Europe

Shroud of Turin, Jesus Christ, Paris, France, Europe

Background imageCustoms Collection: First Christmas Card by Sir Henry Cole and John Horsley

First Christmas Card by Sir Henry Cole and John Horsley
Reputedly the first Christmas card, this was designed by Horsley in 1843, and a coloured version sent out by Sir Henry Cole in 1846

Background imageCustoms Collection: Grenadier Guards march to Wellington Barracks after Changing the Guard ceremony, London, England

Grenadier Guards march to Wellington Barracks after Changing the Guard ceremony, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCustoms Collection: Cafe du Monde

Cafe du Monde, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America, North America

Background imageCustoms Collection: Walking meditation led by Thich Nhat Hanh, Paris, France, Europe

Walking meditation led by Thich Nhat Hanh, Paris, France, Europe

Background imageCustoms Collection: Ceramic poppies forming the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red to remember the Dead of

Ceramic poppies forming the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red to remember the Dead of the First World War, Tower of London at dusk, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCustoms Collection: A Little White Chapel Wedding Chapel, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

A Little White Chapel Wedding Chapel, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America, North America

Background imageCustoms Collection: Runners, marathon

Runners, marathon, New York, New York State, United States of America, North America

Background imageCustoms Collection: Ceramic poppies forming the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red to remember the Dead of

Ceramic poppies forming the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red to remember the Dead of the First World War, Tower of London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCustoms Collection: Old English Proverbs and Sayings by Pauline Baynes

Old English Proverbs and Sayings by Pauline Baynes
A staggering 149 sayings illustrated on one page by Pauline Baynes, all played out by a huge cast of medieval characters

Background imageCustoms Collection: Civil War re-enactment by the Sealed Knot, near site of Edgehill, Warwickshire

Civil War re-enactment by the Sealed Knot, near site of Edgehill, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCustoms Collection: New Year fireworks, Funchal harbour, Madeira, Portugal

New Year fireworks, Funchal harbour, Madeira, Portugal
An impressive firework display at Funchal harbour, Madeira, celebrating the arrival of the New Year

Background imageCustoms Collection: Walter Cranes Garland

Walter Cranes Garland
Walter Crane shows his political allegiance in this May Day design. The ribbon that holds the garland of flowers together bears the slogans of his creed

Background imageCustoms Collection: Ethiopian coffee ceremony, Lalibela, Wollo, Ethiopia, Africa

Ethiopian coffee ceremony, Lalibela, Wollo, Ethiopia, Africa

Background imageCustoms Collection: Matador poster taken in 2001, Seville, Andalucia, Spain, Europe

Matador poster taken in 2001, Seville, Andalucia, Spain, Europe

Background imageCustoms Collection: Old beer poster, Plzen, West Bohemia, Czech Republic, Europe

Old beer poster, Plzen, West Bohemia, Czech Republic, Europe

Background imageCustoms Collection: Propaganda poster of Turkmenbashi the former leader of Turkmenistan, Central Asia, Asia

Propaganda poster of Turkmenbashi the former leader of Turkmenistan, Central Asia, Asia

Background imageCustoms Collection: Irish Guards Shamrock

Irish Guards Shamrock
The duke of Connaught presents Irish Guardsmen with a sprig of shamrock each

Background imageCustoms Collection: Singing Auld Lang Syne

Singing Auld Lang Syne
The song of many happy people and sentimental drunks upon New Years Eve, Auld Lang Syne, a traditional air with words by Robert Burns

Background imageCustoms Collection: Olney Pancake Race

Olney Pancake Race
SHROVE TUESDAY The starter line for the Olney pancake race which has been held in the village for over 500 years. Any Olney woman over 18 can compete

Background imageCustoms Collection: Muslim prayer carpet, Palestinian Authority, Middle East

Muslim prayer carpet, Palestinian Authority, Middle East

Background imageCustoms Collection: Last Supper, painted on a Rasta home, Bridgetown, Barbados, West Indies

Last Supper, painted on a Rasta home, Bridgetown, Barbados, West Indies, Caribbean, Central America

Background imageCustoms Collection: Running of the bulls, San Fermin festival, Plaza de Toros, Pamplona, Navarra

Running of the bulls, San Fermin festival, Plaza de Toros, Pamplona, Navarra, Euskadi, Spain, Europe

Background imageCustoms Collection: Riders racing at El Palio horse race festival, Piazza del Campo, Siena

Riders racing at El Palio horse race festival, Piazza del Campo, Siena, Tuscany, Italy, Europe

Background imageCustoms Collection: Orient Beach, St. Maarten, Leeward Islands, West Indies, Caribbean, Central America

Orient Beach, St. Maarten, Leeward Islands, West Indies, Caribbean, Central America

Background imageCustoms Collection: Bell ringing, United Kingdom, Europe

Bell ringing, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCustoms Collection: Ignatius of Loyola, Santander, Cantabria, Spain, Europe

Ignatius of Loyola, Santander, Cantabria, Spain, Europe

Background imageCustoms Collection: Heart as red light of a traffic light, Akureyri, Iceland, Polar Regions

Heart as red light of a traffic light, Akureyri, Iceland, Polar Regions

Background imageCustoms Collection: Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, Georgia, United States of America, North America

Background imageCustoms Collection: Christmas / Nativity Scene

Christmas / Nativity Scene
Nativity scene

Background imageCustoms Collection: Ustad Bismillah Khan, shehnai player and one of Indias most brilliant musicians

Ustad Bismillah Khan, shehnai player and one of Indias most brilliant musicians, India, Asia

Background imageCustoms Collection: St Lucys Day

St Lucys Day
Saint Lucys day (15 December) The girl chosen to be Lucia carries coffee and cakes to those preparing Christmas gifts and decorations

Background imageCustoms Collection: Moloch

Moloch
MOLOCH the Phoenician deity to whom live children were sacrificed by fire Date: 7th century BC

Background imageCustoms Collection: Riders racing at El Palio horse race festival, Piazza del Campo, Siena

Riders racing at El Palio horse race festival, Piazza del Campo, Siena, Tuscany, Italy, Europe

Background imageCustoms Collection: Trolls outside store in Flam Village, Sognefjorden, Western Fjords, Norway

Trolls outside store in Flam Village, Sognefjorden, Western Fjords, Norway, Scandinavia, Europe

Background imageCustoms Collection: Barbers shop

Barbers shop, Warrenton, Virginia, United States of America, North America

Background imageCustoms Collection: Holiday lights

Holiday lights, Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America, North America

Background imageCustoms Collection: Scroll of Esther, known as the Megillah, Purim celebration, Paris, France, Europe

Scroll of Esther, known as the Megillah, Purim celebration, Paris, France, Europe

Background imageCustoms Collection: Torah scroll and Yad, Torah pointer, Paris, France, Europe

Torah scroll and Yad, Torah pointer, Paris, France, Europe

Background imageCustoms Collection: Advert for Jays of London Mourning for families

Advert for Jays of London Mourning for families
An advertisement for mourning clothes for all the family from Jays London General Mourning Warehouse. Date: 1888

Background imageCustoms Collection: Halloween / Witch Dances

Halloween / Witch Dances
A witch dances with her black cat and a pumpkin

Background imageCustoms Collection: Flamingo made of wood attached to pink mailbox, Sanibel Island, Florida

Flamingo made of wood attached to pink mailbox, Sanibel Island, Florida, United States of America, North America

Background imageCustoms Collection: Highland dancing competition, Skye Highland Games, Portree, Isle of Skye

Highland dancing competition, Skye Highland Games, Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCustoms Collection: Spectacular New Years Eve firework display, Sydney, New South Wales

Spectacular New Years Eve firework display, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Pacific

Background imageCustoms Collection: Succot (Succoth) (Sukkot), Festival of the Tabernacles, Tower of David

Succot (Succoth) (Sukkot), Festival of the Tabernacles, Tower of David, Jerusalem, Israel, Middle East



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"Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Customs Around the World" The Shroud of Turin: A mysterious relic believed by many to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, captivating visitors with its enigmatic history and spiritual significance. Parisian Charm: From romantic strolls along the Seine River to savoring delectable pastries at quaint cafes, Paris showcases its timeless customs that have enchanted generations. Sir Henry Cole's Christmas Card: Unveiling a new tradition in 1843, this iconic card by Cole and Horsley paved the way for exchanging heartfelt greetings during the festive season worldwide. Finding Peace through Walking Meditation: Led by renowned Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh in Paris, this custom offers solace amidst bustling city streets, allowing individuals to reconnect with themselves and their surroundings. Reliving History with Civil War Re-enactments: The Sealed Knot transports spectators back in time near Edgehill, Warwickshire, recreating pivotal moments from England's turbulent past with meticulous attention to detail. Love Takes Center Stage at A Little White Chapel Wedding Chapel: In Las Vegas' vibrant atmosphere, couples embrace spontaneity as they tie the knot in an unconventional yet unforgettable ceremony. Tsoureki - A Greek Easter Delight: Greece celebrates Easter with tsoureki bread; its sweet aroma fills homes as families gather around tables adorned with this traditional treat symbolizing rebirth and renewal. Running Towards Triumph - Marathon Runners' Customs: Athletes from all walks of life unite in pursuit of personal achievements while showcasing endurance and camaraderie during exhilarating marathon races worldwide. Café du Monde - Where Coffee Meets Tradition: Nestled in New Orleans' French Quarter since 1862, this iconic café serves up steaming cups of chicory-infused coffee alongside warm beignets – a beloved local ritual. Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red.