Festivals of Japan
In Japan, there are 15 holidays established by the law on national holidays. Seemingly, a lot. But no, the Japanese, despite the fact that sometimes they produce the impression of people buttoned up, like to have fun, sit at a richly covered (in the Japanese sense) table, relax with friends and loved ones. Otherwise, why would they need to add to the celebrations and official Matsuri — the holidays are informal, but followed a General fun, festive processions, fireworks, dancing and singing. Their own Matsuri is in every Japanese Prefecture, there is Matsuri, which is celebrated by the whole country. Their roots are usually rooted in the traditions of Shinto — one of the most ancient religions prevalent in Japan.
New year in Japan
New year in this country — one of the most favorite holidays. New year holidays last from December 28 to January 4, in these days of business life in the country and almost dies, and its population initially busy preparing for the holiday, then New year and then the rest from the celebration and fellowship with family and friends.
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Tradition – this is an important part of life of every family, they bind parents and children together. Every family has its own traditions that fill everyday life in a special sense, a pleasant and joyful emotions and memories. Sometimes we intentionally create traditions and rituals, drawing on religious and cultural traditions of our country, but also influenced by the popular traditions of other countries. Basically, family traditions from different countries very close by meaning and ideas, but different in implementation.
Here are some interesting family traditions from different countries:
In every family there comes a time when the child gets older and needs to say goodbye to childish habits. To say “goodbye” nipple for baby sometimes a difficult task. Parents around the world have little secrets, how to help children refuse pacifiers.
A very curious tradition exists in Denmark. In children’s parks have special trees on which the child can hang their pacifier and, thus, to say good-bye. Imagine how amusing and unusual, look the trees are decorated with colorful garlands of the nipple.
I think it’s a great idea you can implement without any hassle. Select baby magic tree, which will show off your nipple as a symbol of the first step into the adult Continue reading
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