The culture of any people is revealed in his kitchen. After all, food is, perhaps, the first thing that appears in any society, is transformed over time, acquiring features characteristic of each stage of the development of the nation.
Korean cuisine is no exception. Probably the best-known Korean dish can be called kimchi – Korean pickled cabbage. Without him is unthinkable, no Korean meal. It fully reflects the theme of Korean food: “acute and tasty”. The oldest mention of this dish belong to the I Millennium BC since then, kimchi has not come out of the Korean diet.
Today in Korea holds an annual kimchi festival, which features over 170 varieties of this product differ in the amount of ingredients and the manufacturing region. There are several museums dedicated to him. The collective culture of Korea at the cooking kimchi is on the list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO.
In addition to kimchi, Korean cuisine is replete with various dishes of vegetables, meat, fish and, of course, rice. Due to the large amount of pepper it may seem that Korean cuisine exclusively red, but this is not so. Following the principles of Taoism and Confucianism, Korean dishes combine the five basic colors – red, white, black, green, yellow. It is their harmonious combination and makes Korean dishes Continue reading
New year – it is a Celebration and arguing with them is pointless. The new year came a hundred and two hundred thousand years ago. In this regard the undeniable fact that for centuries all over the world have developed their own special Christmas traditions. No matter how amazing and unique they are, all but one complied with the only one objective – to the coming year was a good one, filled with prosperity, love and peace. People believed and believe that, if we make some simple manipulations the last day of or first day of the new year, everything bad will be left behind in the past, and the future will be the most serene and happy!
Blizzard Argentine and Japanese tranquility
In this in all cities of the country it is snowing and blowing a Blizzard of… old calendars, forms, statements and other paper office. Office workers with undisguised delight throw away all outdated documents out the Windows of the offices and by noon in the Central streets grow drifts of paper. Great tradition – a year of accumulated stress from the paperwork goes out the window!
The Japanese people are calm, rational and traditions are quite decent, filled with deep meaning. For example, the Christmas Continue reading
South Korea is difficult to refer to countries with a large number of official holidays and weekends. Even more the situation worsens by the fact that the holidays, even if they fall on weekends, not just tolerated and “burn”. So Korean like no other, right after the new year staring at the calendar, and making plans already for the whole year ahead. Official holiday (and therefore officially the weekend) in Korea are the following.
– January 1. Celebration of New Year is celebrated in Korea is very weak, and in the opinion of the Russian people – not marked at all, one day is all that you get. No special festivities are not held, no organized large-scale festivities, this holiday is a tribute to Western fashion stremitelno penetrating into Korea.Seriously, this holiday is not perceived by anyone (the older generation – especially for young people and it’s just another day off).
– Sollal or New year according to the lunar calendar. As he noted (as the name implies) on the lunar calendar, every year the date changes, but usually it falls at the end of January – February. Salt is always a three day weekend, directly the new year is celebrated Continue reading