traditions of the holidays of the country of Korea
As is customary to celebrate it’s thanksgiving in Korea, traditions: as noted it’s thanksgiving in Korea
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 Continue reading
Central Asia will explode after the death of Karimov
Candidate of historical Sciences, expert in Turkic Philology, political consultant Askar Kurmangaliyev about the difficult times for the Asian republics of the CIS.
In modern Central Asia there are three interesting problems. First – political. All Asian Republic, but one steadily followed the path of authoritarianism. They ruled unchallenged leaders – “fathers”, some of which get titles like “Albany”. This complies with the Asian mentality, but it leads to concentration of power and responsibility within a clan, who together with the country is held hostage to the fate of one person.
While in Kazakhstan Nazarbayev and Karimov in Uzbekistan, it seems that everything is in order. By the way, in Uzbekistan, many citizens think that Karimov had died, and in the procession carry the stands and the festive show of his twin. This fact well illustrates the importance of leader figures for people’s psychology. This figure eventually acquires superstition.
The only country that pretends to a democratic path of development in the region – this revolutionary Kyrgyzstan, where two presidents in their seats do not stay, and now completely limited to a parliamentary form of government. This, on the one hand, the danger for Kyrgyzstan. On the other hand, the Republic may need such independent experience in troubled times. Continue reading
One Russian artist of the XIX century said that it is impossible to feel and understand the world, if not to drink strong fragrant tea. Today this drink is one of the most popular in the world. The history of its origin has tens and hundreds of centuries.
Even 4000 years ago, Chinese healers learned that the drink given to people by the Gods, saves from all troubles, heal illnesses and adds energy for the whole day. But how many people, so many tastes, so each people in own way enjoys tea. Some are making the leaves of the miracle of the Bush to a strong concentration, others do not even give him the infusion, still others mix the tea with lemon, milk and other ingredients. Unites all honor and respect to the divine treat.
Real foodies and fans of the drink know that arriving in a particular country, people may be faced with a highly sophisticated tea drinking ritual, which includes lots of subtleties and nuances. We offer you to familiarize yourself with the major tea traditions of the world, to avoid embarrassing situations and not be trapped.
Four main traditions
Today there are four main traditions: English, Japanese, Chinese and Russian . Of course, besides them there are also others, such as Indian, friska, Moroccan, American, French. Continue reading