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
For many millennia from mouth to mouth went the ancient myths and legends. Perhaps to you they may seem like an invention. But ancient Iranians believed that all this happened actually.
THE MYTH OF THE KING HUANGHE AND UNRAVELED THE MYSTERY OF FIRE
Once the king of Hushang went hunting in the desert. While hunting, he suddenly saw a black poisonous snake that was heading in his direction. Hushang not confused and thrown into a snake the first thing that caught him by the arm — the black stone (flint). The snake went away. And Hushang noticed that from hitting stones on the other stones came the spark that ignited the dry grass and twigs. So the king of Hushang solved the mystery of the fire and told people about it.
Since that time the inhabitants of the Iranian deserts, especially the provinces of Yazd and Kerman, celebrate the Festival of lights, keeping the ancient tradition and supporting the “eternal flame” Hushenga.
THE MYTH OF ARASH THE ARCHER AND THE HOLIDAY TIREGAN
It was in ancient times when the king of Turan Afrosiab broke in Mazandaran (North of Iran) Iranian troops of king Manuchehr. To keep the Turanians in Iran, Manouchehr made with Afrocuba agreement that one of the Iranian soldiers, climbing mount Damavand, will release in the sky arrow. Where the arrow will fall, and there will be the boundary between Iran and Turan. Afrosiab agreed, Continue reading
Today hardly anyone not familiar with the popular Oktoberfest beer festival. However, looking in the travel calendar, you can find there a lot of unusual, bright, cheerful holidays. So, welcome, top-rated the most fun and awesome holidays for tourism.
Tomatina is the wild battle. But I am glad that the victims in the battles there, except for the scarlet tons of tomatoes. It is difficult to name the founder of this madness. However, Tomatina has truly become a national pastime and tradition of the Spaniards. The celebration is held from the distant 1945. It is held the last Wednesday of August in the town Bunol. About 3 dozen thousand inhabitants plotting bloody shooting tomatoes and insanely happy this entertainment.
2. Party “Full moon”
World famous Thai island of Koh Pha Ngan every year becomes the host of the party. According to the legend, a party in honor of the full moon organized in the 80’s. 10 of thousands of tourists from all over the world gather at the moon “party.”
Especially for art lovers art festival “Burning Man” in Nevada! This Grand event is an interactive game in which you have to survive in the wilderness. For 8 days you can meet the most insane human creations, sculptures in unimaginable robes, giant statues of unexpected materials Continue reading