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What are the Peruvians preparing the pollada dish for?
to celebrate the end of cocoa harvest
this is a traditional wedding dish
to honor the memory of the deceased
as an alternative for collecting funds
Pollada is a traditional food from Peru, and makes up one of the most well-known plates in Peruvian cuisine. It is a special food because it is prepared in exchange of receiving a profit to help a particular need. ... In Peru, pollada is made with music, dancing, and is bought by the famous pollada cards. It is believed that the first form of preparation of pollada was in the economic inflation periods of Peru, which forced Peruvians to live with overpriced foods.
How many - according to the Gospel - were the wise men who came to worship Jesus?
the number of wise men is not specified
Wise Men from the East appear in the Gospel of Saint Matthew. The Gospel does not give them numbers or names. However, it was customary to determine their number to 3: Casper, Melchior and Balthasar.
In Russia it is a tradition for astronauts to do what before blasting off into space...
do a handstand
plant a tree
salute the kremlin
sing their national anthem
The 'avenue of heroes' at Baikonur in Kazakhstan, where the shuttle will launch, provides a poignant memorial to each mission conducted over the past 50 years. The tradition started with Yuri Gagarin, the first human to enter space, when he planted a single tree before blasting off further from Earth than anyone had ever been. Every Russian cosmonaut, and then later astronauts from other countries, that has left the bounds of Earth from the Cosmodrome has first planted a tree on the path to the launchpad.
Which religion celebrates the weekdays of the festival?
Chol HaMoed a Hebrew phrase meaning "weekdays of the festival" refers to the intermediate days of Passover and Sukkot. Chol HaMoed combines features of weekday (Chol) and festival (Moed). On weekdays during Chol HaMoed, there are variant customs regarding whether tefillin should be worn, reflecting the dual nature of the day.
What is the Karni Maty Temple in India famous for?
from holy rats
from sacred monkeys
from venomous snakes
Karni Mata Temple s also known as the Temple of Rats. The temple is famous for the approximately 25,000 black rats that live, and are revered, in the temple. In the temple, there are a few white rats, which are considered to be especially holy. They are believed to be the manifestations of Karni Mata herself. Sighting them is a special blessing and visitors put in extensive efforts to bring them forth, offering prasad, a sweet holy food.
Who is the creator of the Nativity scene?
Francis of Paola
Isidore from Seville
Antoni from Padua
Francis of Assisi
Saint Francis of Assisi is credited with creating the first nativity scene in 1223 at Greccio, central Italy, in an attempt to place the emphasis of Christmas upon the worship of Christ rather than upon secular materialism and gift giving.
How in Kyoto is a geisha student called?
Kyoto is the heart of Japan's geisha world. In Kyoto, however, fully-fledged geisha are properly called geiko (pronounced “gay-ko”). Young ladies, usually between the ages of 15 and 20, train for five years to become a geiko. During this period, they are known as maiko (pronounced “my-ko”).
What is the name of the treatment with leeches?
Hirudotherapy Leeches have been used in medicine for thousands of years. Leeches remove blood from their host, and they release pain-killing (anesthetic) and blood-thinning substances with their saliva. Today, they're mostly used in plastic surgery and other microsurgery. This is because leeches secrete peptides and proteins that work to prevent blood clots.
How many beads are in the Roman Catholic Rosary?
There are various forms of rosary, always based on multiples of ten, plus the additional separator beads and/ invitatory beads or knots and/or a cross or crucifix. Rosaries typically are based on five decades plus separator beads, for a total of 59; however, you may find some with as many as ten or even fifteen decades. The basic layout, however, is the same — groups of ten with separator beads and cross.
Death by a thousand cuts is a form of torture and execution originating from..?
Lingchi translated variously as the slow process, the lingering death, or slow slicing, and also known as death by a thousand cuts, was a form of torture and execution used in China from roughly 900 CE until it was banned in 1905. In this form of execution, a knife was used to methodically remove portions of the body over an extended period of time, eventually resulting in death.