Some of those dating back to Celtic or Roman times, others were introduced by Bavarian and Slavic neighbors.January: Austrians enter the New Year with massive fireworks, ringing churchbells, and waltzing in the street.Another source of the diversity is the Alps, which cover 62 percent of the country.The distinctions also occurred because different groups settled in Austria.Austrians are very hospitable and encourage visitors to join in their celebrations (with the exception ofs religious processions).In the countryside you'll find many traditions and customs are still actively celebrated.
(A march is a protective zone set up to defend a border area.) In the tenth century, German king Otto I named it Ostarichi (eastern kingdom), from which the modern German name, Osterreich, derives.Men returning from battle would pick up a decapitated head off those they had defeated as a token of their love according to one source. At the Sisters’ Meal Festival in south west China, ladies show their true feelings with different symbols wrapped in handkerchiefs.A pair of chopsticks means ‘I love you too’, one chopstick means ‘no, thank you’ and a chilli is our equivalent of giving someone the finger or deleting them off Facebook. Spoonful of love sugar The Welsh love a good spoon – so much so they used to give each other wooden love spoons as a symbol of their affection.Today Skype allows a person to reconnect with their holiday fling as soon as the plane lands in their home country.The two people have opportunity to get to know each other.