Small turquoise beads are much preferred by locals of all ages, turquoise talismans may be found in cars, at stores and boutiques’ entrances as well as in public and governmental institutions. One should not show wonder if one of the locals will knock three times on the nearest wooden thing during a conversation. According to local beliefs this is an exact way to back off misfortune.
Despite a powerful impact of the contemporary culture local folks have managed to preserve numerous pagan customs and traditions which are best exemplified with the relations of local people with God. Traditionally before addressing to the God with a request for help a generous gift should be made. The most popular type of the gift is “tama” being a small size plate made of silver carrying an image of a thing or a phenomenon.
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