It’s thanksgiving — one of three most important holidays of Korea. The significance of this event can be compared happy New year (Sollal) according to the lunar calendar and the Tano festival in honor of the end of agricultural works.
It is also called Confusion or Hangawi . which translates as “middle”, as it falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month.
In ancient times, the tradition to celebrate it’s thanksgiving were of key importance for Korea, as the main occupation of the people of this country was agriculture. On this day, the peasants worshipped according to the custom of the ancestors, thanking them for a rich harvest and celebrated the completion of work in field with their neighbours.
But the history of the holiday it’s thanksgiving not known. Most historians say about the version about a special relationship to the ancient legends connected with the worship of the moon, particularly the full moon that turns even the darkest night into light. During this the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, Koreans, and made fun of the festivities. They feasted, danced, and generally, considered to this day one of the most important of the year. This view has continued in modern Korea.
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Some people have absolutely no sense of irony. How to whitewash a corrupt authoritarian regime under the guise of an information campaign, and then complain that you were deceived and bribed the officials of this regime?
But, it seems, and makes through his site the man behind Newswire Central Asia – until recently a deft processinstances “information service” with headquarters in Washington.
Without naming any names, except the owner of the resource, Thomas Cromwell (Thomas Cromwell), the portal Universal Newswires (referred to the month of August this year, Central Asia Newswire) report that their lucrative contract with the Kazakhstan government on an information campaign was this year caught a former associate of Cromwell, which broke away to open new office in Cyprus. In a long editorial article transparently implied that the ex-partner was able to do such a thing, giving a pullback to the Kazakhstan high-ranking officials.
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Consider in more detail ethnic style based on the traditions and culture of Ukrainian people. Surprisingly, in the Ukrainian style until that moment may be public places, mainly cafes and restaurants, and accommodation is very rare.
The influence of the traditions of Ukraine for the formation of ethnic identity
Ukrainian style is very rich and colorful. It is characterized by natural materials, weaving; in the old days every house was embellished with embroidered hostess towels and whole paintings. Ukrainians painted the housing not only inside but also outside, and window frames, doors, and furniture were decorated with intricate carvings. An integral part of the interior was considered wooden sculptures on biblical themes. Wood made not only furniture, but also the utensils — spoons, buckets. House to house definitely was a decorative shelf, which is adorned with plates and other pottery. Definitely was a shelf for the icons, it was established in the red corner. Tableware was mostly made of clay is of various pots, jugs, bowls, are painted patterns. Moreover, for each region of Ukraine has its own motifs, colours and murals.
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