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
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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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