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 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
Patchwork as a form of art, or even art, has been known since time immemorial: rather, since, as in England suffered a shortage of fabrics during the war times. But there is another side to this coin: patchwork or quilting are actively used by the first settlers to America. And, interestingly, in this case, the assignment was applied: blankets and warm clothing is what was made from colored cloth. But still, history tells us that the first mention of the patchwork were noted in Asia, even before the birth of Christ.
Looking ahead, we say that Japanese magazines – patchwork because now one of the most popular types of needlework in the country offer not only pictures, charts, but also stories about the traditions, the culture of sewing in the country, the history of the birth of this kind of needlework.
Not strange that the notion of “Japanese patchwork” that excites the imagination. It is known that in pure form – as a patchwork – needlework in Japan were not applied, but here the stitches are almost all very often. It can be noted, however, that some monks who lived on the territory of Japan, wore jackets warm quilted and the squares from which they were made, symbolized rice fields. The meaning of such sewing was what Continue reading