Tea is drunk in many countries around the world. In each country, the tea party has its own characteristics. But China is the birthplace of this drink.
Already in the Han dynasty used tea as medicine. In the years of the Tang began to use tea as a drink. While tea is usually prepared in the form of bricks, before pouring it milled in a mortar. During the song dynasty in the use of the included leaf tea and tea powder (fluffed with whisk a small amount of water), and the tea party turned into a delicious pastime, the top of which was a Song dynasty tea ceremony. This variant maker borrowed the Japanese, later including it in his tea ceremony.
Tea culture in China began to fade in the XIII century, this is due to the Mongol invasion, which were forgotten by many cultural achievements. Only in the era of the Ming dynasty tea culture was revived, but on a different basis: the Chinese have moved to a fully leaf tea, which insisted in hot water. It is with this tea and its preparation method met the Europeans.
A serious blow to the Chinese culture in General and tea in particular have become political upheavals of the XVIII—XIX centuries, the opium war, then the war and revolution of the first half of the twentieth century. All these events led to the fact that China, until the first half of the nineteenth century produced almost all the tea coming into the world market, completely Continue reading
Wedding traditions from around the world, world wedding traditions .
In Ancient Egypt, the first civilization known to us, was recognized and legitimized the idea of marriage. Other civilizations, marriage was considered a positive and stabilizing factor in society. The Roman Empire gave us the modern word “marriage” in the sense in which we perceive it now.
Although many wedding traditions are specific to each individual culture, but one of the components of wedding ceremonies generally remains universal: the beautiful, delicate dress of the bride.
The color white has long been accepted as the traditional color of the wedding dress. But wedding gowns were not always white. White color – a symbol of purity and innocence in girlhood, and the unsullied heart which she gives to the elect.
Wedding traditions of different peoples of the world, and as a result brides in different cultures around the world, got married in dresses of different colors, attaching different meanings to each color. Some have universal meaning – purple and gold for royalty, white purity and black for death.
Morocco: Bright yellow, because it scares away the evil eye, or green as the color of plants 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