Fast approaching the most magical, the most fabulous holiday. Only a few days of holiday hustle and bustle – and the chime will be notified of the entry of humanity in the year 2013! New year – a holiday is international, and every nation has its own traditions, customs, but the meaning of the holiday in all countries, one is a holiday of kindness, joy and stories.
For example, in ENGLAND it is customary to “let in” the New year. During the striking of the clock open the back door of the house, letting the old year, and with the last kick – front, letting new. The doors are adorned with sprigs of mistletoe, considered a magical tree and according to tradition, in order not to leave next year, the lovers must kiss under them. The main Christmas meal in England is Turkey with chestnuts and fried potatoes with sauce and Brussels sprouts with meat pies.
In ITALY there is a very curious and even somewhat dangerous to the passers-by the tradition to throw old things, clothes, shoes and crockery right through the Windows to enter the new year, free from superfluous and unnecessary. Italians this custom very much, and they perform it with such passion, peculiar to the southerners: Continue reading
Japan is an amazing country that keeps its traditions and customs. For this purpose they used all possible legal and social forms of combating the spread of alien religions for them. Nobody will probably ever read in the Internet or the newspaper that some Arab Sheikh visited Japan. Try to remember.
Okay, don’t try. There was no such. And here’s why.
1. A Muslim will never get in Japan citizenship. Japan is the only country that does not issue citizenship to Muslims. Arguing will not work. The law is the law.
2. Muslims are not allowed is long in Japan.
3. The attempt to spread Islam – a criminal offense. For this you can go to prison for a long time.
4. In Japan there are no schools that teach Arabic.
5. The Quran – the book banned. Import it impossible. Available only “adapted” version in Japanese.
6. The practising is allowed only in enclosed spaces. If the rituals will see ordinary Japanese, Muslim faces jail.
7. To speak Arabic is strictly forbidden.
8. Japan has almost no embassies in Arab countries.
9. Islam in Japan professes 0.00% Japanese.
10. Come to work in Japan a Muslim is entitled to work in a foreign company. I.e. Japanese companies do not employ people professing Islam.
Are you planning to visit South Korea? If Yes, then you are very lucky. This country is famous for its unique culture and rich heritage. After reading this article, you will learn some interesting facts about South Korea .
The coastline of South Korea stretches for 6 km 228, the country is almost 3,000 Islands, concentrated mainly in the Yellow sea and the Korean Strait. Only a few of them lie in the East sea.
The total land area is about 500 square kilometers 99.
The landscape of South Korea is predominantly rough and mountainous with small areas of arable land.
The extinct volcano of Hallasan (Hallasan), located at 1,950 metres, is the highest point of South Korea.
South Korea is known as the “hermit Kingdom” and “Land of the morning calm”.
The South Korean climate is continental, summers are hot and humid, while winter is dry and cold.
The largest cities are Seoul (Seoul), Busan (Pusan), Daegu (Taegu), Incheon (Incheon) and Gwangju (Kwangju).
The largest city and capital is Seoul, the second largest Metropolitan city in the world.
The national anthem is called “Aegukka” (“Song of love for the Motherland”), he was adopted on August 15, 1948.
In South Korea professed religions such as Confucianism, shamanism (traditional spirit worship), Christianity, Buddhism and chondokyo Continue reading