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…

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Unusual national tradition
The ancient Macedonians really were just surrendered: raised force lance up. But – alas! – it didn't work with the Roman soldiers – they just did not understand the Macedonians…

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7 new year’s ideas – a new look at Christmas traditions

The new year’s eve – the best time for experimentation. The combination of your own creativity with knowledge of the Christmas traditions of other countries will create an atmosphere of celebration. A lot of fun and positive emotions guaranteed!

New year English

Tradition: for over two centuries the British traditionally exchange greeting cards – the first Christmas card was printed in London in 1843.

The idea: to hang on the Christmas tree, Laden with toys, cards with humorous wishes. Let each guest will find the card and learns that it will be next year. Wishes can be supplemented with simple tasks: to dance, to tell a verse or to make compliments to all present.

Menu: the menu should include Turkey with chestnuts, roast potatoes, Brussels sprouts, meatloaf, and, of course, sweets and fruit.

New year in Italian

Tradition In Italy new year’s eve from the Windows decided to throw away old things in order to free ourselves from everything old. It is believed that thus in the house makes room for new things.

The idea: to organize a group to release old things, after arranging with the janitor, who will then agree to remove them and trying not to injure a passerby.

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On the case and a little bit about South Korea

It just so happened that this year I get some very intense trips. I didn’t write after Ty, but I had a mega cool trip to Kamchatka, for sure I’ll write about it. Well, while waiting for You South Korea my eyes.

Let’s call this trip more for business than for recreation, although we all managed perfectly to combine. Flew my wife together, in the capital, Seoul, and in principle nowhere else we were not going to get out of it.

The first thing that surprised me upon arrival, it would seem to normal Asian, this is the order. I don’t know where things are in the provinces, but Seoul, even on its outskirts, pretty damn clean. I’m in the middle of the trip got out to the Park, sopocka in the middle of a residential area, so in this Park, I’m not being a butt, I even tiny pieces of paper I saw, the feeling that there’s generally people don’t exist. And urns among other things not so much. This is of course after Ty, China and Cambodia just on another planet. I good used to very quickly and always all the papers in the pockets of Suva itself, even forgetting to reset everything in boxes.
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National culinary tradition of Japan

Culinary traditions of different Nations rarely not at all comparable with the peoples of neighbouring countries. To this rare exception is Japanese cooking, which significantly differs not only from European but also from the traditions of neighboring Asian Nations. The Foundation of cooking is the respect to the original view of the products and high demands for quality.

Origins of cultural traditions historians consider laying on the altars of the kami of the best gifts of the seas, fields and mountains while maintaining its poetic relationship to the products in the form of gifts of nature. The emergence of the concept of dishes related to rice cultivation and the name gohan means food, and transformed into the modern concept of cooked rice. Historically gohan was limited to the equivalent of bread and served as a basis to prepare the condiments, beverages and confectionery. These include sake or rice vodka, Shochu as moonshine and mirin or sweet sake. Rice is the base for cooking the sauce, pasta and bukusu or beer. The peculiarity of cooking rice is the observance of the canons in the absence of salt, spices, oil and clean product type in a defined proportion with water.

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