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The Most unusual holidays.

For those who love to travel will come in handy. Maybe just falls on the feast of tomatoes for example )))

1. Holiday naked men in the Japanese city of Inazawa.

Inazawa celebrate it with the 767 BC. In the temple of Konomiya going more than three thousand men at the age from 23 to 43 years old, dressed only in a loincloth and wearing wooden sandals. After purification ceremony men marching through the streets of the city, and its residents are trying to touch the participant of the procession, because it is believed that this touch brings luck for the whole year. Linked to this tradition with the fact that the alleged 767 BC through the streets of the city ran naked Shinto goddess of luck – and the townspeople, the whole year was lucky. Here’s inazawa and picked up the deity the idea of a holiday! The only bad thing: it takes place in February. It is not surprising that the participants ’s naked processions” drink liters of sake – this is a reliable way to keep warm.

2. The feast of Asses in Laguna Niguel, USA.

That hide during the feast of the Japanese, it appears, are willing to show the Americans. In Laguna Niguel, California, holiday parties, men and women line up in a row near Continue reading

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

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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