january

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.

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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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Holidays and customs of Austria

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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Festivals and holidays in Lithuania
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