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Festivals of Japan for tourists

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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MARRIAGE: Wedding traditions in different countries

Marriage in Spanish. Here the traditional color associated with wedding festivities – orange. The color orange in Spain symbolizes the richness of life, bright passion, ageless beauty, so the bride’s dress, flowers in her bouquet and hair exactly this color.

The groom gives thirteen coins lover to prove her your material worth. These coins are the bride will hold the whole ceremony in a special purse. A wise old Spanish custom forbade the newlyweds to spend the first night in bed together – the newlyweds were separated after the wedding feast, and to their beds for the night put guards.

Marriage in Greek. The main function of the friends of the bride and bridesmaids – to scare away evil spirits. This same function is depicted on their clothes the eyes, it protects newlyweds from envy and failure. The bride on the wedding day puts the glove in a piece of sugar that the love was always sweet.

In Greek weddings the obligatory “money dance”, during which guests dancing with the bride and groom, attach money to their clothes. Following tradition, newlyweds (before they become to settle) must run small children to the life of the couple was joyful and carefree.

Marriage in German. The day before the wedding the friends of the bride smash Continue reading

Japan – 100 MixTour

Japan

Area . 377,835 sq. km.

Population . 127,214,499 people.

Capital . Tokyo/Tokio

Nationality . the Japanese – 99% other – 1%

Languages . Japanese (official)

Religion . Christians 0.7%, and Buddhist 84%, other 15.3 per

Mode . monarchy

Post . the Emperor is Emperor Akihito, Prime Minister, Koizumi Juichiro

GDP . 3,55 trillion

The GDP per capita . 28,000

The annual growth rate . -0,3%

Inflation . -0,9%

Production . food industry, mechanical industry, electronic industry, R & d, metallurgy, light industry, chemical industry

Trading partners . USA, South Korea, Indonesia, Australia, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong

Nearby country . Russia, China, South Korea, North Korea

Currency . Japanese yen

Customs and regulations . Customs regulations of Japan governing the importation and exportation of goods and products is almost no different from the rules of certain legislative norms of other countries. Upon entry to Japan, foreign nationals fill in immigration card that you want to keep up to date of departure from the country. Duty free allowances 400 cigarettes or 100 cigars; three bottles of liquor, 0,5 l (0.7 Continue reading

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