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Traditions of greetings in China and Japan - WU - path in search of self
Today is talk a little bit about greetings. Compare the ritual adopted in Europe and Chinese/Japanese ceremony. We are all so accustomed to the ritual to shake hands when meeting,…

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International workers ‘ day (weekend). Day of spring and labor (the new state transcription)

Orthodox calendar

Feast day of Saint Cosmas, the Confessor, Bishop of Chalcedon. Saint Cosmas is an adherent of Orthodoxy. For disobeying the iconoclasts, he was sent to prison. From continuous persecution he was weaker in body, but until his death he kept the Orthodox faith.

Folk tradition the Day of Cosma. Kozma. Kuzma. Day Cosmas beet and carrot.

Start planting various vegetables, “This carrot and beet root at Kuzma”.

Early thunderstorms. Beginning of flowering elm. Zelenina elderberry. Flowering willow-bradina. In the gardens flowering gooseberry, green black currant.

May 1-10 – seeding into the ground: radish, onion Chernushki and other varieties of onion, dill, summer radish: leaf of cabbage, Brussels sprouts, red cabbage, colored; parsnip, celery, rhubarb, spinach, sorrel, poppy, lettuce, asparagus, garlic, carrots, beets, herb. Sowing is doing secretly: “Envious eyes here, a lot of harm”.

From pests and diseases of trees and shrubs sprayed with boron, vegetable infusions and decoctions.

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How to celebrate holidays in Japan – Informative – Interesting facts and useful tips

A distinctive feature of Japanese culture is the continuity of generations, respect for national traditions, traditions that, in turn, very reasonable and rational. As in any other country, in Japan there are national holidays and traditional. Most of the traditional holidays associated with seasonal changes in nature, which are regarded by the Japanese as little miracles. The largest festivals are celebrated with great pomp. The first holiday is New year. Its celebration over one thousand years old. The New year marked the Japanese 108 strokes of the temple bells. According to the beliefs, 108 beats – 108 is a hassle, a burden on the person. With the last kick of the temple bells that man is freed from them and begins a carefree life. It is customary to recall anything good that happened over the past year to move it to the next. All bad try to leave in the past year. Preparations for New year are made in advance. The Japanese clean their houses and buying gifts. But the focus is on writing postcards «Menaje” for friends and loved ones. Sending a postcard once, it should send every New year. After presenting the cards and other social events, it is customary to visit Continue reading

Wedding traditions of Korea. Korean wedding

As in any Eastern country, in Korea, a wedding is one of the most significant events in the life of a Korean or Koreans. This has its good reason. As in the past in Korea, adult Korean was considered only after he was married, when that was not the value of the person’s age at the time.

Korean main attraction at the wedding was considered to be a pair of geese or ducks, which represented the fidelity of the spouses . Time changes things and today live birds replace wooden figurines.

In Korea emphasizes the importance of the day of the wedding itself. For this reason, weddings are rarely conducted in a leap year, the lunar-solar calendar, year. The most popular day is Sunday, and the second half Saturday. On weekdays, the wedding is held infrequently. In the past, the exact time of the wedding was determined by a fortuneteller-professional, and these astrologers are turning rarely and then as a tribute to tradition.

Wedding traditions of Korea

In the old days, Korean wedding could be organized in the bride’s house and groom’s house. In our time serves for this purpose a special hall – «erikjan”, although there are those who spend the wedding in the restaurant or in my house.

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