Anisha is very lively and ready for the party in her fun outfit. She is invited to a birthday party together with her friends and on the way to the party they talk about the presents everyone of them is bringing along. Anisha has a little Patsi doll, Jamilia got a dinosaur puppet on a string, Junka, a Japanese friend, is carrying a music box to the party and Levinia decided to get a cute little teddy bear.
When the church bells ring on Easter morning Philippine parents pick up their children by the head and lift them up. They believe that this ritual will make them grow taller. Most Philippines are Christians and Easter is celebrated just the way we do with Easter bunnies and colored eggs
Flower girls spread flower petals on the way to the altar of the bridal pair. This heathen custom means that the scent of the flower petals is supposed to give happiness to the bridal pair and is very popular at marriages. Flower girls are mostly incredibly cute and have this angel like appearance in their beautiful little dresses.
When children in Germany and Austria set off for their first day in school upon entering first grade, their parents and/or grandparents present them with a big cardboard cone called Schultüte, nicely decorated and filled with toys, chocolate, candies, utensils and various other goodies. It is given to the children to make this long awaited first day of school a little sweeter.
The Oktoberfest was first celebrated in 1810. The locals call it "die Wiesn". If you go to the Oktoberfest with your couple you might want to hang a ginger bread heart around her/his neck to show your affection. It is tradition for women to wear a Dirndl but make sure you wear the bow on the correct side! On the left side means you are single and on the right side means you are married or engaged. Since 1950, there has been a traditional festival opening: A twelve gun salute and the tapping of the first keg of Oktoberfest beer at 12:00 by the Mayor of Munich with the cry "O' zapft is!" ("It's tapped!")