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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

JAPAN: its traditions, culture, history and a bit about anime!

Ikebana. Truth in simplicity What could be better than moments captured in flowers, herbs and branches with uniform composition in accordance with the principles of harmony and beauty? In Japan it is not known other art that would better Express the perfection of nature, to reveal all its depth and originality than ikebana .

Ikebana is an ancient art of making bouquets, which not only contributes to aesthetic development, but also brings in a man a sense of beauty, inspiring and they inspire new creations. Not for nothing, after all, the word “ikebana” podnimatsya as “flowers that live”.

The traditional art of Japan originated and became popular in India and came to Japan together with Buddhism religion. Here it is widespread and has entered the culture of Japan as art of flower arrangement.

What is the mystery of creating masterpieces of flowers? According to the Japanese, the main principle on which to base ikebana is nothing like simplicity. It’s the simplicity that infuses every bouquet that is created according to certain rules and rituals. In preparing the compositions of flowers has a meaning even the most minor details that are of great importance to the meticulous Japanese who love thoroughness in everything and everywhere.

The floral arrangement is so distinctive that it is often possible to feel the emotions, feelings, Continue reading

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