In the spirit of valentines we thought we'd explore the world of kissing Traditions From Around The World.
💋💋💋 OOH LA LA 💋💋💋 THE FRENCH KISS COCKTAIL
In the spirit of valentines we thought we'd explore the world of kissing Traditions From Around The World 💋
💋 French Kisses 💋
While the kiss with tongues has been around for thousands of years, this phrase was popularised by the many French kisses enjoyed by British and American soldiers stationed there during WWII.
💋 Eskimo Kisses 💋
An ‘Eskimo Kiss’ or ‘Inuit Kiss’ is actually based on the kunik ceremony performed by the Inuit peoples in the Arctic. It involves nuzzling your nose with another’s. It’s the only way to show affection without getting stuck to each other in the icy cold!
💋 Kissing the Blarney Stone 💋
A block of blue stone sits on the battlements of Blarney Castle in Cork, Ireland. According to legend, if you kiss it then the gift of gab is yours. Every year thousands of tourists journeyed there to kiss the mysterious stone - not so much in these Covid times! According to legends, crusaders brought the stone to Ireland from Israel and it was blessed by the pagan goddess Clíodhna.
💋 Under the Mistletoe 💋
This famous tradition comes from a Norse legend: the god of light, (Baldur) dreamed he was in grave peril. His mother, the goddess of love, (Frigga), made every plant and animal in the natural world swear to never do him any harm. But one plant was forgotten – mistletoe! In the end, it was the death of him. The grieving Frigga wished that forevermore mistletoe should bring tender kisses rather than death into the world.
💋 New Year’s Kiss 💋
According to German folklore, the person you kiss on the stroke of midnight determines whether you will have good or bad luck during the incoming year.
💋Kiss and Make Up Monkeys 💋
Kissing is not exclusively human behaviour! Our closest relatives – chimpanzees – will kiss every now and again, especially as a sign of reconciliation after a fight.
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