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Holidays and traditions of South Korea

January 1 (day off) – New year.

March 1 (day-off) – Samil day, Day of the independence movement.

5 April (day off) – Day of the tree dedicated to the restoration of forests in the country.

1 may – labour day.

May 8 – parents Day.

May 5 (day-off) – children’s Day.

June 6 (day off) – Day of memory of victims for the native land.

17 July (day-off) – Constitution Day in honour of the proclamation of the first Constitution of the Republic of Korea in 1948

August 15 (day off) – the Day of liberation, celebrated in honor of the completion of the Japanese occupation in 1945.

3 October (closing day) – national Foundation Day, celebrated on mount Manisan in Gangwon-do.

October 9 – Hangeul Day (Korean alphabet).

December 25 (day off) – Christmas.

Korea lives by the Gregorian calendar, but the traditional festivals are celebrated according to lunar.

In mid-January – the feast of the snow on mount Halla (Jeju-do). The end of January – beginning of February – feast of Salt (non-working day) is a celebration of the New year according to the lunar calendar. It is one of two major holidays in Korea, celebrated on the first day of the first lunar month. Koreans visit their “Cohen”, all gather with their families, young people ceremoniously congratulates Continue reading

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January 1, (non-working day) – New year.

March 1 (day-off) – Samil day, Day of the independence movement.

5 April (day off) – Day of the tree dedicated to the restoration of forests in the country.

1 may – labour day.

May 8 – parents Day.

May 5 (day-off) – children’s Day.

June 6 (day off) – Day of memory of victims for the native land.

17 July (day-off) – Constitution Day in honour of the proclamation of the first Constitution of the Republic of Korea in 1948

August 15 (day off) – the Day of liberation, celebrated in honor of the completion of the Japanese occupation in 1945.

October 3 (day-off) – Foundation Day States, celebrated on mount Manisan in Gangwon-do.

October 9 – Hangeul Day (Korean alphabet).

December 25 (day off) – Christmas

Korea lives by the Gregorian calendar, but the traditional festivals are celebrated according to lunar.

In mid-January – the feast of the snow on mount Halla (Jeju-do).

The end of January – beginning of February – feast of Salt (non-working day) is a celebration of the New year according to the lunar calendar. It is one of two major holidays in Korea, celebrated on the first day of the first Continue reading

Wedding in Japan

Wedding in Japan.

Looking into Japanese history, specifically during the time preceding the beginning of the XII century, you can see that traditional marriages for many centuries in Japan were polygamous. All the wives lived in different houses, and the husband visited them in turn, staying in each house for a few days or weeks.

The tradition began to change with the advent in Japan of the samurai class since the beginning of the XII century. Since then, every Japanese man is supposed to have only one wife. But within a few centuries young Japanese could not independently choose their life partner and marry for love. In the XII century wedding in Japan was seen as creating a kind of a military coalition between the families of bride and groom, but about feelings, emotions, and spiritual experiences, and few people cared. Search “second half” for the groom or the bride was carried out using Nakada – Japanese matchmakers and matchmakers. The decision of marriage taken by the parents of the bride and groom. Nakodo in this case acted as responsible for the marriage of the prisoner – man for several years after the wedding, he was instructed to observe the relationship of the newlyweds. If the marriage for whatever reason was unsuccessful, Continue reading

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