New year in Japan
Traditional Japanese holidays
You can hardly find a country like Japan, where such a wide variety of holidays. However, the specificity of Japanese holidays is their well-defined aesthetic criteria, as well as complex rules, traditions, special rituals, through family education and communication. Favorite and most fun Japanese festival is a New year, which relates to three of the most important to Sandisco, together with the Foundation Day of the state, as well as the birthday of the Emperor. Before New year in Japan is celebrated according to the lunar calendar, but since the end of the nineteenth century it correlated with the New year, celebrated according to the Gregorian calendar, and the celebration of Christmas.
Japanese New year
The Japanese begin to prepare for the holiday in advance: almost throughout December they are busy with Christmas chores, trying to catch up as best you can to prepare for the New year. Markets and fairs held on new year’s eve are evidence of the holiday hustle and bustle. protection of commercial information of Bird colonies called “the tories-but ichi” arranged since the eighteenth century. Especially attractive to them was a rake – Canada that act as good luck charm. No less popular since the nineteenth century, and is Fair “Tosi is but iti”, Continue reading
Holidays in Japan
In Japan, at the state level there are 15 holidays of the year. Every holiday is an official day off. If the holiday falls on a weekend then it is transferred on a working day. But if it turns out that working day is sandwiched between two holiday weekends, it becomes the third official holiday.
But holidays in Japan are not limited to 15 days off per year. The residents of this country celebrate many informal, traditional or borrowed holidays. Traditional celebrations in Japan take the start in the beginning of the year, January 1st. This day is a public holiday and in General celebrate the New year like in Europe. There was a time when New year in Japan is celebrated according to the Gregorian and the lunar calendar.
Holidays January is in full swing on the second Monday of the month: coming of age Day. This holiday is celebrated by every citizen of Japan, which last year turned 20 years old (the Japanese legal age).
National holidays of Japan include new year according to the lunar calendar – right on 4 February. It is considered on 4 February the beginning of spring. Foundation day of Japan – official holiday, celebrated on February 11. Unofficial holiday Valentine’s Day is also widely celebrated in Japan. And, traditionally, the women congratulate the men chocolate.
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South Korea is the only state in the nation. 99, 9% of the population are Koreans, and only 0.1% are Chinese, Filipinos, Thais and Americans together.
The official language is Korean, but is widely distributed and use of English, but reviews say otherwise. According to them, servants to find hotels that are able to explain in English, not an easy task, which largely complicates communication. This shortcoming is easy to do goodwill total population of South Korea, rooted in the high piety of the people and in his knowledge of her unique national culture and history.
The ancestors of the Koreans
In particular, according to archaeological research, several millennia ago, the Korean Peninsula was inhabited by natives from the regions of present day Altai. They were protoattic, the descendants of whom, consider themselves Koreans present, but the predominant religion Confucianism has spread relatively recently, if she even can be considered a religion. For Koreans it is more a way of life and a code of social and ethical rules, as, for example, matching each person to the place occupied in society, the subordinate depends on superior, the son is from the father.
Holidays in South Korea
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