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
When the Japanese learn that in Russia there are protracted may holidays, they look at each other with understanding: from the Northern neighbors, then there is also the Golden week. To this phrase – the Golden week – the inhabitants of the island nation accustomed from childhood. After all, the holiday on Golden week here – it’s practically a national duty. What are they – may day – in the land of the rising sun? About it tells the correspondent of “New News” in Tokyo.
At the may holidays, the Japanese don’t go digging in the beds – they prefer to travel.
That is celebrated in early may, will tell you not every Japanese. This is understandable: the reasons for the may celebrations in Japan periodically changed so drastically that modern man, even if he is a native resident of the country, it is no wonder to get confused. Thus, on 29 April (first day of the Golden week) for a long time was celebrated as the birthday of Emperor Hirohito. When in 1989 Emperor, who ruled the country more than half a century, died April 29 as a Day of greens. In 2007, this holiday was moved to may 4. On April Continue reading
The modern culture of Korea will be represented in the whole spectrum – from traditional arts and martial arts to modern dance, national cuisine, music, movies, songs and clothes, so it will be interesting to all – regardless of age)
For the first time in Ukraine (!) – unique Flash mob Gangnam style Kiev. The program planned demonstrations of martial arts, show-program of Korean traditional and modern dances, fashion show of national clothes – hanbekov and modern clothing and accessories, songs, poetry, shows interactive platform of the national Korean games and diverse educational program, scheduled presentations, workshops, demonstrations compositions applied art, national clothes,art objects.
Samples of the applied art here can not only see but also to learn to do everything myself. Visitors can expect workshops on origami Korean version, Korean card, the weaving of ribbon, the Korean knots (macrame), cuisine, calligraphy and quilling. Also, you can learn the game and learn the secrets of Korean tea ceremony.
The exhibition will be presented national Korean Continue reading