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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…

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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…

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South Korea

South Korea is a country where a rapidly developing high-tech city with amazing for the Russian ear the names are combined with hamlets and villages, where life repeats the traditional culture of the Republic, where ski resorts are combined with beautiful beaches. Modern cinemas, clubs, Department stores, filled with the latest collections of clothing and novelties. In particular, ancient temples, outdoor markets, and a great pagoda, in which you can breathe the fragrance of morning freshness.

South Korea is gradually becoming one of the top destinations for our travellers. And yet there are not many tourists. So for those of you who are looking for new uncharted territories and directions, you will definitely go in this country.

In winter you can go skiing in Yongpyong or Hyundai-Song, to attend the festival of ice sculptures and snow in the Park Tebeksan. For lovers of summer holidays there are beautiful seaside resorts and beaches. For example, Kepada known national dish “chodan sundubu”. Condonin — often used a filming site of many Korean films. Haeundae, where the colorful festivals, perfect for water sports, Songon. And mild autumn and spring — the best time for a meeting with the historical monuments of South Korea.

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The truth about modern Japanese geisha and the samurai

The samurai class, including their wives and children, never exceeded 5% of the population. A geisha, even in the best years was not more than 70 thousand is now about two thousand. A hundred million Japanese…

Myth 2. Geisha – the oldest profession in Japan.

Twice not. Geisha – dancer and conversationalist, experienced geisha – the therapist and Confessor, but sex in their profession were not included and is not included. Only in personal life except that! Since the advent of the profession of the geisha they were forbidden by law to provide sexual services for money. The first geisha appeared in the eighteenth century, so in the literal sense, not the oldest profession.

Myth 3. Japanese women bandaged leg, so they are not grown.

Never. Did Chinese women.

Myth 4. In today’s Japan, kimono are no longer worn.

In ordinary life – alas, it’s true. But all the holidays put on still. By the way, kimono – a thing not cheap. Women’s apparel could easily be more than 300 000 rubles, and a complete set together with the bottom of the kimono, shoes and accessories worth more than 600 000.

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History and traditions of Ukrainian cuisine

The history of the Ukrainian cuisine is very interesting and unusual. In contrast to the “sister” of the Russian and Belarusian into Ukrainian cuisine, almost completely absent traditions of old Russian cuisine. No. And the reason all in the same Mongol-Tatar invasion, which used a lot to write off. Yes hand on heart, not only of the Mongol-Tatars had a hand (tautology ) to the formation of the traditions of Ukrainian cuisine. Throughout its long history, the territory of Ukraine is constantly captured by different villains. Basically they were invaders from the Asian countries. This is the reason that many traditional Ukrainian dishes cooked from pork. Muslims don’t eat pork!

The invaders were stealing cattle from the occupied territories, and the pigs did not touch an unclean animal. That’s the pig and rescued the people during the difficult years. In Lutsk, on this occasion, even, a monument to the pig stands. So that the love of Ukrainians to the fat is a historical, if not tragic basis. By the way. Ukrainians are not the most avid “saloed” in Europe. We are far ahead of the Hungarians, in which there is a real cult of bacon at the national level. Of course, the most famous dish of Ukrainian cuisine was, is and will be – soup. Although historians of cookery say that the soup came to Kievan Rus from Byzantium, as the national Continue reading