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As is customary to celebrate 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 view has continued in modern Korea.

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Autumn in Japan: festivals, holidays

At this time of year Japan is especially beautiful. Autumn in the land of the rising sun is a celebration of harvest, the season of natural hot springs “Onsen,” the red leaf “Momiji” autumn colors, evening illumination, songs of crickets, as well as traditional festivals and big sporting events.

At this time of year Japan is especially beautiful. Autumn in the land of the rising sun is a celebration of harvest, the season of natural hot springs “hot spring” red leaves “Momiji”, autumn colors, evening illumination, songs of crickets, as well as traditional festivals and big sporting events.

First of all, tourists come to Japan in autumn, to enjoy the delightful scenery in the red and yellow colours, and to feel fully all charm and beauty of the “Golden” the time of year.

Refreshing autumn Japan air filled with the sweet and shimmering roulades, crickets, one of the world’s largest population resides in the temple Suzumushi-Dera temple in the Arashiyama area near Kyoto. There are more than 50 000! In addition, in the temple Suzumushi-Dera temple is the unique statue of Kofuku Continue reading

Facts about South Korea

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.

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