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Festivals and holidays in South Korea

Korea lives in the Gregorian calendar, but traditional holidays are celebrated according to lunar.

In mid-January – the feast of the snow on mount Halla (Jeju-do). The end of January – beginning of February – the feast of Sol (non-working day) is a celebration of the New year according to the lunar calendar. It is one of two major holidays in Korea, celebrated on the first day of the first lunar month. Koreans visit your Kohan. all gather with their families, young people ceremoniously congratulates senior receiving in return small gifts, often money. Early in the morning held a ceremony devoted to the ancestors, consisting of a series of greetings in front of the altar with food, then lunch and visit relatives. The holiday is accompanied by dancing and folk games, visiting the graves of their ancestors and other ceremonies. At this time, the Koreans take a vacation for a few days, and many commercial enterprises will be closed. At the end of January in Hwachon (Gangwon province) is a Festival of the mountain trout Hwachon. Another fish festival – a feast of fish-boats the Inja. It runs from 2 to 15 February on lake Sancho area Namen.

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An Eventful year for the “Park Kievan Rus”

5 international large-scale events, over 50 theme parties and theatrical action, theatre tours and special events – all this was observed by guests and vacationers “Kievan Rus Park” throughout the year.

The Kievan Rus Park is developing and growing. He is the center of culture of Ancient Russia, as well as the center of its history. Develop new structures of the middle Ages, an increasing number of cultural events, attracting more participants and guests to the international festivals.

As reported by news  in the Park this year, we had five big stocks:

— international festival “Kyiv Rus XIII century” in may,

— international festival “Knights XV century – storming the fortress” in June,

— large-scale festival “the Epics of ancient Kyiv IX – XI century” in August,

— the bright autumn festival “Guests of Ancient Kiev – XV” in September,

— The international archery tournament “Arrow of Ancient Kiev” took place in October.

All these large-scale actions were thematic and reconstructed certain times. In the historical reliability of the reconstructions Park holds a very high level, especially in the reconstruction of the life and style of the era.

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Holidays and customs of Austria

the Austrians are a hospitable people, despite visible vysokomernoj. The explanation is that the population of Austria, and especially large cities, are originating from bourgeois families. However, the Austrians are easy to contact and always willing to help in difficulties. Characteristics such as politeness and punctuality. Today in some countries women are made to kiss his hand. In Germany and Austria this custom is observed only in special occasions. In some areas of Austria is dominated by a folk tradition, according to which during the marriage each partner tried to step on another’s foot; the “losers” while the party was then life “under the thumb” (innviertel).

It is believed that Vienna is more suitable for people of middle and older age. A typical crown is quite conservative and prefer all traditional. To face any challenge he is hostile and suspicious. Surprised by the propensity of citizens to wear the national dress, funny-called ‘dirndl’ and ‘trachten’. Lush long hide behind women’s skirts from top colorful lace aprons, and shirts have such a deep neckline that women have shoulders to throw the scarves. Men are limited to jackets particular national cut, with folded lapels button closure, and a constant hat with feather.

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