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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

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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Most popular beer festivals in the world

How many beer festivals and beer festivals not only invented, so once again enjoy the taste of your favorite Beers! Worldwide there are a large number of such enterprises, their are so many to speak about it without end. Therefore, we will restrict ourselves only to the most famous and popular beer festivals .

Beer festival Munich Oktoberfest

The most important festival in the world is, of course, the Munich Oktoberfest, which, incidentally, is celebrated at the same time in other countries. The most interesting is the fact that it is celebrated from mid-September to early October, despite the name. The duration is approximately 16 days. In all that time, millions of guests have time to drink more than 10 million pints of beer ( 1 pint – 0,57 l).

Oktoberfest beer festival

The history of the festival dates back to 1810, where the first festival was held without beer, only horse racing and fair. Since all this took place in Bavaria, Munich brewers quickly found out, and, beer lovers, they quickly spread the idea, however, made one small adjustment – beer. Now Oktoberfest is held under the tents in ten giant beer “tent” in the heart of the holiday area. Continue reading

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