The beginning of the year

The beginning of the year

According to the Gregorian calendar, we celebrate the new year 1 January. It is a new year celebrated in most countries of the world. However, approx 20 calendars, which mark the first day of the year for another …

TELEPHONE

TELEPHONE

How to use it? The phone brings us suddenly, without prior notice to the caller's home or office, and such an intrusion requires some caution, so that it does not seem too intrusive. Actually, not many people can make calls, although many do …

Cigarettes – TOBACCO

Cigarettes – TOBACCO

The first and fundamental principle of the Smoker Code is that, so as not to reach for a cigarette, until he is sure, that smoking is allowed in the room, he should also ask for permission from those present.

The culture forbids us to smoke in certain places – w …

GALLANTRY – SNOBIZM

GALLANTRY

Are we followers, or opponents of gallantry? To this day, it is characterized by savoir-vivre defining the way a man relates to a woman, fine though, if it does not become burdensome and inappropriate in a particular situation. Courtesy tells you to hold the door and let the woman pass first, open …

APOLOGY – FLOWERS

APOLOGY

Let's remember, to apologize always, when it is necessary. Sometimes, instead of simply saying "I'm sorry", it is better to say "forgive me" or add a few words of explanation. You have to apologize, for example, then, when we disturb someone, walking in front of it or passing it, nudging, and …

GIFTS

GIFTS

Regardless of, whether we are guided by friendship, love, politeness or gratitude, the gift should be appropriate to the circumstances, and handing it over, we have to be tactful.

Mostly we feel like giving it away, what we would like to receive ourselves, however, it is better to take into account the taste and …

MONEY

MONEY

In some countries, talking about money is normal and frequent. In France, it is a taboo subject. It is considered tactless to ask about the amount of someone's earnings (the exception are people who are really close). You shouldn't flaunt your wealth, and sometimes …

MOURNING

MOURNING

Today, mourning does not impose such strict restrictions and rules, like in the past. Above all, it requires modesty. On the day of the funeral, close relatives of the deceased wear black or dark clothes, and funeral participants avoid bright colors.

At the end of the ancien regime of the rule …

CREMATION – BEHAVIOR

CREMATION

Civil law, and also church ones (Catholic and Protestant) allows the cremation of the body. The family gathers in a chapel or a funeral home. The ashes are passed on to relatives in a closed urn, which is usually placed in the catacombs, writing the name of the deceased and the date on the board …