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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.

Festival liquors and traditional rice cakes held in Gyeongju in late March. In early April, Koreans have traditionally visited temples, Continue reading

In San Sebastian opened the 59th international film festival

As at other important festivals here recently replaced the Director. The new name is Jose Luis Rebordinos, and this is the first festival, prepared under his direct supervision. It is too early to draw far-reaching conclusions, but it’s striking several characteristic nuances.

The opening was held on the highest technological level: the stage was equipped with several screens and monitors, with such depth and colour saturation of the picture would be impossible in any 3D. San Sebastian — one of the best festivals of the world on technical equipment and organization, and new leadership was again demonstrated.

Still here focus on Hispanic cinema which occupies a good half of the program. In the second half is dominated by American and French films, meet English and even German. But practically there is no such country as Italy, and Eastern Europe generally brilliant missing. To Russia, the festival has taken an indifference, that this year there is nothing neither in competition nor in parallel information programs — or “Elena” by Andrei Zvyagintsev and “Faust” by Alexander Sokurov. The impression that Continue reading

Happy St. Nicholas day!

All year long children. and many adults are waiting for the Christmas holidays! A special thrill children a foretaste of the Feast of St. Nicholas . Of course, the gifts and good mood! Because Nicholas is the patron and protector of children. For their good behavior, hard work. diligence children receive “Nikolas”, so the beginning of winter, usually this happiness for parents, children show the tops of their efforts! All obedient children got tonight gifts under the pillow or in his boot! I hope YOUR kids have not received the cane in the corner! Even adults are imbued with a special atmosphere and sometimes give each other gifts! It is so cute and touching! And You are pleased with your mate a little gift? If not, there’s still time!

A bit of history of the feast of St. Nicholas

A long time ago in Italy, in the city of Myrrh there lived a young man Nicholas. His parents died early, he became a lonely dreamer. One day, he learned that some poor girl will not be able to marry a loved one because she had no dowry. Nicholas had sympathy for her and quietly threw up in her house bag with a decent amount of money. The girl believed in the miracle that helped her to reunite with her lover. Nicholas was immensely happy that he had made good, and understand Continue reading

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Festival "Dnipropetrovsk autumn"
From 14 to 22 September in the premises of the CDC Dnepropress (Dnepropetrovsk, Ermolova str., 35) hosted the second international chess festival "Dnipropetrovsk autumn" to the memory of grandmaster S.…

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