The culture offlowers at the funeral: important nuances of farewell gestures


A selection of fresh flowers

Each country has its own funeral traditions. There are countries where flowers are not brought to the funeral, but in Latvia it is customary to go to the cemetery with flowers. What to consider when choosing colors? It is important to understand that we are going to say goodbye to a man and better bring those flowers that he loved. “If you do not know this, ask the relatives better,” says florist at the Aina flower salon Vita Kashevska. It will be a cute and very personal choice, and therefore the most faithful.

“Do not be afraid to go to the funeral with a bouquet of orange dalias or an armful of blue cornflowers, if you know that these were the deceased’s favorite flowers and brought him joy. – Perhaps some flowers will attract your attention, and you will understand that this is a suitable choice for a farewell bouquet. Do not hesitate to consult with the workers of the flower shop – they will be happy to help you. If it is difficult for you to decide, choose white flowers – always a polite and error-free option. “There are flowers that do not fit the occasion, for example, the wedding is not presented with roses with thorns or lilies with pollen, and then there are no special rules for the funeral. If it is known which flowers the deceased loved, then there are no restrictions on color, variety or quantity.

“If you cannot decide between fragrant lilies or other flowers, it is better to stop on flowers without a pronounced smell. People associate memory for flowers, therefore, having heard the intense smell of lilies at a funeral, and then again at a celebration or holiday, having heard this scent, a person will remember the day of the funeral, “explains Vita. At the funeral usually bring an even number of flowers.

If you find it difficult to decide, then choose white flowers – this is always a polite and unmistakable option.

When buying cheap funeral flowers, remember that they must be wrapped in paper. This isnecessary so that in cold weather the flowers do not wilt too early, do notbreak in transport and crumble. Funeral wreaths, corners and bouquets are alsowrapped in paper. However, at the farewell ceremony, be sure to remove theflowers from the packaging. The packaging of flowers for burial in atransparent film does not quite match the local mentality. Florist notes thatin some countries it is customary to wrap flowers in transparent, shiny or evenmulti-colored paper, but this is not the case in Latvia.

The stems of cut flowers are usually tied with a ribbon, and, by the way, not necessarily black – you can choose a ribbon of any calm color: dark blue, dark green, purple, white, or choose the color of the ribbon for flowers. For example, a bouquet of four yellow callas can be tied with a yellow and black ribbon.

Flowers in the crematorium

Usually it is customary to bring fewer flowers to the crematorium Often people come with two or four flowers. However, as we found out in the crematorium, you can come to the farewell ceremony with a Strauss or a wreath. If you want to donate a magnificent bouquet goodbye – do not restrain yourself. There are no restrictions on the number of colors in the crematorium, although many people think otherwise. t��0~��

Plumber or weld PVC pipes yourself?

2 weeks have passed since laying the floor. Repair continues. It is necessary to make not very large-scale, but the necessary changes – to move the pipe for washing. And again we do it for the first time. It has long been understood that Repair is an extreme condition in which you constantly learn something, accumulate experience and improve skills.

In the course of describing the process of laying pipes, I want to write in such footnotes useful tips from the “newcomer”, which has already passed this once, for newcomers who are just coming. How do you like the idea?

In general, they planned to just call the plumber, so that he would do everything himself, but they did it all themselves and were very pleased with this. The result was surprisingly high quality and much cheaper.

According to the project, a new sink should be 90 cm to the right of the corner, closer to the refrigerator. But, having tried on a corner cabinet, they found out that it does not fit into the place allotted to it, as the pipes from the old cabling interfere. In general, it would be impossible to connect the sink to the existing pipes, whatever one may say, but it is necessary to cut off the existing ones and lay new ones on another wall.

What we needed:

  • Transfer hot and cold water pipes;
  • Move the sewer pipe;
  • In the old place to remove the hot water pipe;
  • Extend the cold water pipe and sewer for dishwasher;
  • We painted a lot, and in different ways…

The pipe of hot water comes out above the level of the cabinet legs, because of this the cabinet cannot be placed close to the wall. You can move all the pipes under the cabinet, but these are extra connections in the pipes. You can embed the pipes in the walls, but it is very hard physically, the wall is very thin, and we have already pasted the wallpaper)))

And lo and behold! Julia offered to hold the pipes not in the kitchen, but in the bathroom, and bring them into the adjacent wall. In the bathroom on this wall is a bath, and it will hide all the pipes? I liked this idea terribly, especially this wall is very soft, and it is a pleasure to drill it. A set of crowns, which I bought for laying outlets, would really help me out.

I wanted to prepare everything for the laying of pipes – remove the bath and drill holes, and then call the plumber, so that he only laid the pipes. I didn’t want to mess with the fetch proficient assist out of receive casa view plumbing, I already had a sad experience of soldering the valve for the water heater (I overtook the soldering iron, and the end of the pipe melted, because of which the water pressure was very weak. I had to cut the pipe nearby, drill the melt and solder the socket in the cut place).

For all the time we called casa view plumbing 3 times, and he still did not agree to work. The reason is simple: a plumber from an HOA, gets a fixed salary – motivation is zero, and you can’t offer hack-work – the HOA will swear if it finds out. And the price for the work, he bent unreal. But he did not skimp on the advice, and I learned a lot from him.

Firstly, is it possible to lay pipes according to our scheme, he said with certainty yes

Buying everything you need

I sat down for two hours on the site of Leroy, there, as it turned out, the cheapest components for casa view plumbing, and it was not far to go. And that’s what I needed.

For water supply:

The most important pipes are 2 pieces of 20mm, on the advice of casa view plumbing chose reinforced with fiberglass;

  • Corners 6pcs, they are cheap for 4-5p each;
  • Tees 2pcs, needed one, but took with a margin;
  • 6pcs couplings, they are not needed at all, I took practice and, just in case, I ended up using as many as 2 pieces;
  • Cranes 3pcs. Usually for the crane use the combined coupling on which the valve is wound. I found a polypropylene tap, it is two times cheaper than the usual combination;
  • Fastening clamps for pipes.

For sewage:

  • Two meter pipes 50mm;
  • The pipe is 15cm long in order to pave a hole in the wall;
  • Tee;
  • Two corners;
  • Coupling;
  • Stub;
  • Instruments:

The welding machine bought the cheapest, which could only find the UNION STS-7220 for 1140 rubles. (I found the lowest price for it here) He did an excellent job with his work and is still working)))

Scissors for pipes bought the cheapest 250 rubles, too, and it was not worth saving on them – they cut very crooked and many more nuances, I will not describe.

Interesting traditions of celebrating the New Year in Europe.

French Santa Claus is called Per Noel. He comes on New Year’s Eve and leaves gifts in children’s shoes.

The one who gets the bean, baked in a New Year’s cake, gets the title of “bean king” and on the festive night everyone obeys his orders. Santana – wooden or clay figures, which are placed near the Christmas tree.

Despite the fact that the French are considered to be a loving nation, on New Year’s Eve they prefer not to kiss, but to gorge themselves and get drunk. By tradition, a good host-winemaker should definitely clink glasses with a barrel of wine, congratulate her on a holiday and drink for the next harvest. And since wine in France does not only make you lazy, you can imagine what fun they have there.

But in the Czech Republic and Slovakia a cheerful little man comes to the children, dressed in a shaggy fur coat, a tall lamb cap, with a box behind him. His name is Mikulas. For those who studied well, he will always find gifts.

In Holland, Santa Claus sails on the ship. Children happily meet him on the pier. He loves funny jokes and surprises and often gives children marzipan fruits, toys, and candy flowers.

In Germany, Santa Claus appears on a donkey. At bedtime, the children put a plate on the table for gifts that Santa Claus will bring to them, and put hay in their shoes – a treat for his donkey.

And in Hungary, in the “fateful” first second of the New Year quotes, they prefer to whistle – and not using fingers, but children’s pipes, horns, whistles.

It is believed that they drive away evil spirits from the home and call for joy, well-being. Preparing for the holiday, the Hungarians do not forget about the magical power of the New Year’s dishes: beans and peas retain the power of mind and body, apples – beauty and love, nuts can protect from harm, garlic – from diseases, and honey – sweeten life

On the Apennine Peninsula in Italy, the New Year begins on the sixth of January. All Italian kids are looking forward to the good Fairy Befana. She arrives at night on a magic broomstick, opens the doors with a small golden key and, entering the room where the children sleep, fills children’s stockings with gifts, specially hung from the fireplace. Anyone who has studied poorly or naughty, Befana leaves a pinch of ash or coal. It’s a shame, but he deserved it!