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
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
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;
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”
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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