5.21 The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

May 13,2021

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The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is celebrated every year on 21 May to recognise and rejoice in our diversity.

 

The Council of Europe member states adopted a White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue titled "Living Together As Equals in Dignity" in 2008, affirming that our shared future is dependent on our commitment to protect human rights as enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights, equality, and the rule of law, as well as to foster mutual understanding.

 

Cultural diversity as a way of achieving social stability is one of today's major tasks. We live in an extremely diverse world due to globalisation, with citizens having various religions, cultures, lifestyles, customs, and values, which can lead to social tensions and disputes. Promoting social inclusivity is urgent and required for security, prosperity, and progress.

 

 

 

What Clothing Means To Different Cultures

 

 

Clothing represents various things to different individuals when a person's community influences his or her interaction with clothing.

 

Our attire can reflect our religious values (a nun's habit, Hassidic Jew clothing, a Muslim abaya), a significant occasion in our lives (a wedding gown, funeral clothes, prom outfit), or our sense of belonging to a subculture (Scouts uniform, sports team wear), as well as our occupation (work uniform, sportswear).

 

Wearing midriff-baring tank tops and bikini bottoms that are tighter than other panties is deemed the standard in Hawaii. The consensus among locals is that they are at ease with their bodies. They do not feel the need to mask or conceal them. This may be related to a portion of their native history that is still present in their society today. The warm weather all year can also play a role.

 

 

 

 

The Middle East has different ideas on what constitutes socially appropriate attire. Many people dress conservatively in a veil or burka, the standard religious garb of Muslim women. Except for the woman's wrists, feet, and face, this clothing encompasses her whole body. A burka also protects the lower half of the chest. Although it is not always necessary for women to wear this attire, it is considered respectful to wear traditional apparel and probably a headscarf. This part of the world has a rather strict attitude toward clothing.

 

 

 

 

Clothing's significance transcends cultures, time, and geography. If we think about the modern or the Victorian era, what we put on our bodies has significance. Our clothing reflects who we are as people and as a community. Clothes are referred to as "the collective skin" by some anthropologists.

 

 

 

 

Traditional Dress Around The World

 

 

Classic wear can be seen worldwide, from the Indian sari to the Vietnamese conical hat. Others are colourful, some are rooted in tradition and specific to the country's culture, while some are eye-catching due to situation or standing. Learning about them gives you a better understanding of the nation they belong to, so we've gathered a few things to offer you the lowdown on traditional wear from around the globe.

 

Flamenco dresses, Andalucía, Spain

 

 

 

 

Traje de flamenco or traje de gitana are flamboyant dresses with a cascade of ruffles (volantes) associated with flamenco dancers in southern Spain. The Feria de Abril in Seville is the perfect time to see them on local women. The greatest flamenco outfit, though, is the bata de cola, the long-tailed variant worn for the same-named type of dancing, an elaborate and graceful dance in which the performer controls the tail such that it swishes and flicks as though it has a presence of its own.

 

 

Sardinian traditional dress, Italy

 

 

 

 

Sardinia's mixed heritage is visible in its formal clothing, which has heavy Spanish and Moorish roots. While each village has its distinct design, certain elements are shared by all: a wig, bonnet, or shawl, long pleated skirts, and richly embroidered blouses - It is said that the province of Nuoro has some of the most impressive.

 

 

Kimono, Japan

 

 

 

 

Kimonos, which mean "the item worn," are the supreme emblem in traditional Japanese culture. They evolved as the key piece of dress for men and women and a way of expression for the person wearer, beginning in the seventeenth century. In Japan, they are also worn for special events such as celebrations, with new adaptations appearing worldwide. The surface decoration is essential, with symbols like the crane, representing good fortune and long life.

 

 

Menswear, Todos Santos Cuchumatán, Guatemala

 

 

 

 

You can find Maya textiles in the Guatemalan Highlands, but none more so than in Todos Santos Cuchumatán, where traditional customs are still practised. Mam, not Spanish, is the first language, and the dress, especially for men, is beautifully distinctive – red-and-white striped pants, black woollen breeches, embroidered jackets, and straw hats. Visit during the All Saints fiesta to experience Todos Santos culture at its finest, especially the frenetic horse race that kicks off the festivities.

 

 

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Bohemian outfits

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Plus size

 

 

 

 

On FondMart, you can find the newest trends in women's plus size wear, including fashionable tops, chic skirts, and sexy dresses in sizes varying from 4 to 22. We have manufacturers on FondMart that ingeniously develop flexible designs and suits that offer customers the confidence to live a life full of possibilities in work, play, and love. They thoughtfully plan all of the items so that your clients will easily find the right women's plus size apparel suit no matter the age, body type, or style. That is what makes FondMart the go-to plus size clothing store for women – we have you covered regardless of the occasion or size your consumers are looking for. When you buy with us, it's easy to feel fabulous.

 

 

Traditional African themed clothing

 

 

 

 

Traditional African apparel has always had a distinct style. The majority of these apparel styles are vivid, with clear contrasts of shapes and colours, and have a strong sense of style and symmetry habit. Clothing types are often long and broad, or comparatively wide, with collarless or short collars.

 

 

 

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