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
To feel confident in any situation, it is highly desirable to study the customs of the places with which residents have to communicate. Ignorance of the intricacies of the mentality of foreign friends and business partners can lead to unfortunate misunderstandings. Even the most ordinary and harmless, in our opinion, things can be perceived negatively by the other party.
The people of Japan it is not customary to “gift” items in the amount of four pieces and nine: these numbers are consonant with the words “death” and “pain”. This tradition is so strong that many hospitals are missing the fourth and ninth floors. Be sure to wrap the gift in beautiful wrapping paper. Color packing can be anything but white: in Japan it is the color of mourning.
In China, Your gift will take not at once: at first he would politely refuse. You need to be persistent and to show strength of character. To offer your gift two or three times. To say that this thing is pretty minor, and refusal to accept it can offend You. Valid the gift immediately deployed and see. Here it is a widespread custom to give a pair of things, as a symbol of harmony and unity. But a watch to give to the Chinese is not accepted: this word is consonant with the word Continue reading