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Korea. Holidays – the website’s Forum

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.

Public holidays:

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

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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Japanese traditional clothes

Each country has its own traditions and culture, which can not affect the clothing of a particular nation. In Japan there is a traditional outfits for festivals, casual wear, various accessories that are not only extraordinarily beautiful, but have deep historical roots. Stay on the most famous Japanese clothing – kimono.

The kimono is a national dress of Japan in the form of a robe, which is fastened at the waist with a special belt, called Obi, and the sleeve has a width exceeding the thickness of the hands. Kimono has straps and twine, which are used instead of buttons. The length of such gown might vary, but usually reaches the ankles. Kimono is worn by both men and women. Dressed in kimono always on the right side. And the Obi is wrapped several times around the body and tie a bow.

The traditional dress has more than twelve elements that need to dress in a certain way. And for holidays and important events, are invited to attend even a special costume that should have nothing like a special license to perform this type of work.

Today, Japanese women abandoned complex multilayer garments, and began to wear kimono in one or two layers. Full set kimono dress for weddings or formal events.

Figure kimono

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