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The Traditions and customs of Japan

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Virtually unchanged since the middle ages preserved traditional Japanese costume, national interior, literary Japanese tea ceremony, theatre “Kabuki”, “but”, “Bunraku” and many other equally peculiar traditions. And all this – surrounded by ultra-modern technological civilization!

The number of traditions and rituals that are required or recommended for compliance, is huge. Almost all spheres of life of the country is permeated by a network of traditions and ceremonies, especially noticeable in the communication between people.

The Japanese carefully and lovingly refer to nature, admire the natural beauty of the landscape, weather, flowers or sea. Numerous ceremonies contemplation of flowering trees, the full moon or the autumn colors are integral elements of society.

Handshakes are not taken, they are replaced by bows, and “return” bows require the same frequency and reverence, which shows the other side. The Japanese are polite and helpful in communication. The hospitality of the Japanese “blood”. Direct Continue reading

National traditions and customs of Thailand

Thailand – it is a Kingdom situated in South-East Asia and washed by the South China and Andaman seas. And the country stretched out between its extreme points has a distance of 1860 km, and Tradition of Thailand is inextricably linked to the culture of nearby countries, as well as with the history of the country. Until 1939, the Kingdom was called Siam, and then was renamed. The word “Thai” means “freedom” that is because the country has never been conquered by the colonizers (had to sacrifice only the two southern provinces), so the culture and customs of Thailand are exotic blend of Chinese and Indian traditions.

The population of the country the vast majority are Thais, in a small number of Chinese live here, Malays, Indians, Laotians. Traditions of Thailand are inextricably linked with the main religion-Buddhism, professed by 94% of the population. The rest are mostly Muslims. Religious traditions of Thailand based on the ancient form of Buddhism called “Theravada”, it is the teachings of the Buddha Gautama. A rather strict set of rules and laws this belief affects the daily lives and customs of Thailand, Thai culture giving identity and special charm.

Traditions of Thailand – the austerity and piety

Traditions of Thailand have their roots in religion and history of the country, Continue reading

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