Holidays love all the people on earth. Koreans can appreciate them because, despite having, at first glance, a “sufficient” number of holidays (nine public holidays), at loss of them at weekends, they are not “tolerated” on weekdays, so half the holidays just “burns”. That is why the Koreans with special awe are for every holiday and try to make it beautiful, bright and fun. Korea is a country where holidays are valued and respected.
1 January – New year;
March 1 – the Day of the independence Movement of Korea;
April 5 – arbor Day in South Korea;
May 5 is children’s Day in South Korea;
New Year – 1 January
In different periods of the history of Korea calendar holiday dates change. So, the New year festival was celebrated in the 10th month, then in the 11th, the Day of the winter solstice, and, finally, in the 1st lunar month. Korean sources allow us to establish that the beginning of the New year celebrations in the 1st month refers to the mid-seventh century In the chronicle “the Saga Samguk” there Continue reading
Modern Korean wedding is not like any vintage wedding ceremony or Western wedding. her new tradition was developed quite recently, in the fifties, but follow them in all of Korea.
Since the 1960s the main, though not the only, venue of the wedding ceremony became the “halls of rituals” – «erikjan”. Despite the uncertain name, these institutions are not “rituals”, namely the wedding.
Quite often the wedding is celebrated in the restaurant, in the hall which held all the necessary rites (exactly the same as in “esitjeni”). Some families prefer to spend the whole holiday at home, but there are now relatively few.
In old times a very great importance was attached to the selection of auspicious wedding days and even hours. This selection was carried out after consultation with a professional fortuneteller. In General this custom is still alive in our days, though now with a fortuneteller consulted more often about the only choice of the day (but not hours) of the wedding. Day determined by the ancient lunar calendar, not according to the accepted now in South Korea the Western Continue reading
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Japan – this delightful mysterious country, striking the mysterious uniqueness of their culture and a huge variety of interesting things that reflect the color of the state.
In Japan presents such a large selection of original Souvenirs that every tourist is sure to have wondered what to choose as a gift for loved ones. To take something as a memory is also very important, so it is best to prepare in advance a list of what I would like to buy in this stunning Eastern country.
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Fans in Japan are so popular that you cannot leave the country without buying a single fan yourself or anyone close to you. They can be flat ( uchiwa ) or foldable ( OIG ). Also give them sometimes on the street for promotional purposes. You can buy them almost everywhere and at low prices.
Netsuke – this miniature figures, often depicting people, gods and animals. You can use them as keyrings. Buy netsuke in every gift shop.