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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

Festivals and holidays in Lithuania

Do you want to see traditional folk dances, listen to the modern jazz or to visit the international art exhibition in Lithuania, you can find anything. Mostly cultural life takes place in Vilnius, but this does not mean that in other cities, nothing happens. Information about the cultural life of Lithuania in English can be found

January

Baptism, Vilnius. Three biblical wise men through the streets of the city, blessing the children and handing out gifts.

Jump in the lake Sartai. Races are held on the frozen lake Sartai near Ateneu. Sometimes races are held in the city of Guestos. The first race held in January. They are participants selected national races, which are held on the first Saturday of February;

February

Independence day of Lithuania. State holiday in honor of independence is celebrated on February 16 in the entire country. In each region the revival of the Lithuanian state are celebrating in their ownt.

Vilnius book fair. This is the largest annual book fair in the Baltic region. Annually it is visited by more than 50,000 people. The exhibition is held by Lithuanian publishers Association in the center of the “Lit-Expo”

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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

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Most unusual festivals in the world
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