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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

The strangest fashion trend

The so-called advanced mode constantly gives rise to discussions about their oddities. And in the modern world, when the boundaries of what is permitted and illicit, ethical and immoral, a barely noticeable, sometimes extreme fashion acquires amazing shape.

And in different countries appear underage twins of Hitler, jewelry for the eyes or real elven boots. About these and some other strange modern fashion trends can be read in a small article below.

Last year Hitler “captured” Bangkok – the part of the Thai capital, which is relevant to the world of fashion. Still there continues a real «watermania” – cartoon images of the Fuhrer mold on shirts, sweaters, posters, wherever.

Foreign journalists explain that this trend is related to growing here (as, indeed, elsewhere) by ignorance, and not with the fascist sentiments of the youth of Thailand.

2. Japan – Gothic Lolita

The Japanese meaning of the name “Lolita” is different from the Western one. To the rising sun country it is associated with popular subculture that involves wearing clothing fashioned after the Victorian era. True, dark Gothic aesthetics in the embodiment of Japanese teenagers “narrow” to “vampire” in understanding the 15-year-old. And an indispensable Continue reading

The Horror of cannibalism in North Korea

The news agencies information about public executions in the DPRK, three people caught in the act of devouring human flesh, shocked the world community

Household practiced cannibalism on the ancient stage of stone age. His reasons were, on one hand, the lack of food, and the other religious – mystical views. With the increase in the supply of food cannibalism was stopped almost everywhere. Religious cannibalism persisted longer, was expressed in the eating of different body parts of enemies killed, relatives of the deceased; was founded on the belief that the strength and other properties of the dead move on to eating.

In the Central regions of Africa, the Islands of Polynesia and in Brazil cannibalism was widespread until the beginning of XX century.

In our time, isolated cases of cannibalism recorded in developed countries. Arrested for this crime are either fans of satanic sects, maniacs or perverts. And only in North Korea for lack of food, the human body still serves as a source of food.

In 2009 in the city of Heshan citizen of North Korea killed and ate the child, for which he was sentenced to death. The second case of cruelty occurred two years later in the town of Musa. According to a survey of 230 refugees from the DPRK, this is not isolated cases. In particular, the refugees told about another famous case they are: Continue reading

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