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Republic of Korea

In the Korean language South Korea is called Thehonmaru (대한민국 listen   (i ) . 大韓民國. The reduction of the full name, Hanguk ( 한국 ) or in the southern part of the Korean Peninsula, the Nam Khan ( 남한 ), is more common. The word Khan refers to the ancient tribal unions Samhan. The word “Korea” comes from the name of the ancient States of Koryo and early Goguryeo. located on the territory of modern South Korea, the DPRK. China and Far East Russia .

The history of South Korea begins with the Soviet-American agreements in the late summer of 1945 about the division of spheres of influence in the Peninsula. Under this agreement the portion of Korea South of the 38th parallel passed under the jurisdiction of the USA, while the North is under the jurisdiction of the Soviet Union.

In the country’s history alternated periods of democratic and authoritarian governance. The civilian governments in the country are numbered from the First Republic of Syngman Rhee to the current Sixth Republic. First Republic. democratic in the beginning, became increasingly autocratic until its end in 1960. The second Republic was based on democratic principles, but was overthrown in less than a year, after which the country has a military government. Third. The fourth and Fifth Republic was nominally considered democratic, but it is believed that they were a continuation Continue reading

Festivals and events in South Korea

The mountain trout festival in Hwacheon province

In South Korea, every year in November begins the holiday mountain trout. Tens of thousands of ice fishing enthusiasts from across the country gather in the Hwacheon province to try his luck on the ice of lake Paroho. The highlight of the festival are competitions on catching fish in the icy water with his bare hands.

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Korean holiday Taborem

Taborem holiday (Full moon festival) is celebrated on 15 th day of the 1st lunar month. Convol Aborym — holiday, traditionally celebrated by the whole village, on this day people wish each other to have passed their troubles and misfortunes in the New year, and that a year has passed in abundance.

Festival of the sea in Busan

The sea festival in Busan is held on all the beaches of this city, including Haeundae beach, guanganli beach and many others. This festival is the largest in Korea; during this festival in Busan also hosts many other small and big festivals.

Residents of South Korea with great respect to holidays and celebrate them with colorful and noisy. The world-this country is famous for its festivals, and spectator become participant Continue reading

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