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
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 — one of the most mysterious countries of the world, and may not be on Earth no such place that can match her in the field of mystery and understatement. The land of the Rising Sun is famous for its poetry, painting, art. Remaining as one of the most developed in terms of technology, Japan has always attracted the gaze of tourists from all over the world. In many ways, the culture of the country completely unique and amazing, and was occupied for many centuries sovereignty has turned Japan into a kind of cradle, a treasure trove of unique Asian culture.
Holidays . note and respect in the country of the Rising Sun, cannot be counted. Each of them keeps its own history. Carefully observe the Japanese tradition, love and know how to arrange impressive in scale and beauty of the festive processions and parades.
Interestingly, any public holiday of Japan is called ” Matsuri “. There are the holidays celebrated throughout the country, there are those that are observed only in a separate area; the festivals of Japan is not only established national or state, but annual natural wonders: the flowering of chrysanthemums, cherry blossoms, Wisteria and much more.
Consider all the celebrations . traditionally celebrated in Japan it is impossible, therefore we will stop only on most interesting and remarkable.
Every autumn in Japan is celebrated very romantic Continue reading