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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

Interesting family traditions from different countries

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

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