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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

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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“That was Maslenitsa. The long-awaited traditional personal and, I think, in the future family. The same tradition is giving thanks after the holiday, and this will do. Catch!

Thank you to those who have spent years to find the strength to live not only for yourself and to do the miracle for thousands of people. Those who are looking for a suitable place, those steps amerivet the clearing and draws a card, those who invent, those who bring in backpacks all the necessary who builds, cuts, cuts, sculpts, carves, hangs, digging, tight, sews, sets, colors. Nights sitting at the computer and on the phone, calculates, programs, calls, respond to letters and applications to solve a variety of organizational issues. Those who are behind all this work do not forget about the joke, the smile, the song and kind words. To say happy birthday, for example, does not forget. Thanks, Rozhdestvensky, for the confidence and the joy of being with you, I love you!

Thank you to the volunteers for their kind and live letter, it was nice to read and parse, for your sincere desire to help and a real invaluable assistance in the construction of the snowy town. Waiting for you soon in this year and in the future! (by the Way, already Continue reading

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