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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

Valentine’s Day. The history of the holiday

This is interesting information for children about the history and traditions of Valentine’s day celebration

This holiday came to Russia a few years ago. And now Valentine’s Day is celebrated almost as widely and happily as the New year. Valentine — little hearts-cards . sent by regular post, electronic messages and text messages, romantic gifts, declarations of love and endless kisses — here’s what the cost­give this holiday. And wonderful that this holiday is now with us.

It is believed that Valentine’s Day exists more than 16 centuries, but the festival of love known to still earlier pagan times. And in Russia was a lovers ‘ holiday. It was celebrated not in the winter, and in early summer. This holiday was associated with the legendary love story of Peter and Fevronia and dedicated Kupala-Slavic pagan God Perun son.

From the history of the holiday

We have a feast and of a particular “culprit” — the Christian priest Valentine. It was about the year 269. At the time of the Roman Empire rules the Emperor Claudius II. Belligerent Roman army had lots of soldiers for military campaigns. And the Emperor believed that the main enemy of his grandiose military plans — is married legionaries, who think Continue reading

Japan and Miyazaki birthday Ani 12. Children’s parties

So, from Ani as I always got the most complicated order. First, I know almost nothing about Japan, and secondly, almost not watched Miyazaki. And for preparation I had only one day, so we had something to look at, something to read. So I apologize in advance to scholars of Japan and fans of Miyazaki.

Birthday consisted of two parts – a purely Japanese, and cartoons.

Participants of the celebration, the birthday girl in the center.

So, part one, Japanese .

1. Choose on that day a name. I found on the web list of Japanese names with meanings, cut the notes, and the girls were pulled. Who didn’t like it, you can get more.

2. The competition “Insert word”. Offered funny phrases with Japanese words, type “a kimono-I don’t doshita”, “well, just did the Sudoku puzzle”, and had them throughout the evening vstavte in the conversation, and to place at least three times.

3. Japanese quiz. All sorts of questions about Japan, its culture, geography and so on.

4. “Polite words”. There have been several unpleasant situations, which was to come up with a phrase with a maximum number of polite words. For example, this situation “Mom woke you up to school, you got up, dressed, washed, and then discovered Continue reading