New year is one of the favorite holidays in Japan. From ancient times it was considered purely a family celebration. On the eve of the feast, the night of December 31, for new year’s eve meal was going all relatives.
Himself new year’s celebration is deeply symbolic, and this symbolism is especially evident in the Christmas food. On the table there is a long buckwheat noodles “soba”, promising longevity and well-being of the entire family, bean dishes, and beans you in the coming year of health problems and marinated herring ROE “kazunoko” – as a symbol of fertility in all senses of the word. From fish dishes traditionally choose carp as a symbol of strength, and small dried sardines, substitute new year wishes. And, of course, the obligatory dish of the Christmas table are rice cakes “Moti”.
In the old days in the New year’s eve cooking “Moti” took place with the participation of all family members or even neighbors. It was believed that “mochi” is the place where dwells the spirit, pokr overallstyle growth of rice. So, the more people will take part in the process, the richer will heal the entire County. Traditional method of preparation is quite time-consuming: the cooked rice is very sticky special varieties spread Continue reading
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Family traditions and customs of our ancestors
The institution of family was founded in ancient times. At first the families were polygamous, one man had several wives. Polygamy was an absolutely pragmatic motives, many men died in wars, hunting accidents. Over time, family traditions have changed on the European continent is firmly entrenched monogamous marriage. Polygamy prevails today in some primitive tribes of Africa and Asia. In institutional terms it is enshrined in the Muslim religion, although in most countries of the Muslim family have become monogamous.
What family traditions and customs of our ancestors? The first thing to mention is the distribution of roles in the family. For centuries the head of the household was the husband. He took the most important decision was the provider and the undisputed authority for his wife and children. The woman was a mother and homemaker, she was treated with respect, her husband trusted her with the upbringing of children. the management of the home. Although the full equality of men and women to talk in those days was not necessary. Children family tradition has prescribed obedience to parents, especially the father, were for them an absolute authority.
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Here is another of the many questions often asked: when is the best time to visit Korea, winter or summer, spring or autumn? Well, I will try to tell you more about the seasons and holidays in the Republic of Korea.
Are you thinking to visit Korea? Or are you going to travel to Korea? Then you just have to know about Korean weather.
In Korea’s four distinct seasons of the year, and holidays, when almost all shops are closed. And most importantly – this unique weather.
January – the cold and windy month of the year. This is the best month for skiing. sledding and snowboarding. But don’t forget to take plenty of warm clothes.
February is very similar to January. But keep in mind that this month is also the New year according to the lunar calendar (Sollal), which in Korea is a holiday. Sometimes it starts in at the end of January, every year is different, so before you go, look in lunar calendar. And do not be discouraged if you are in Korea on New year. The official weekend is just 3 days.
March – though solar month, but still a little cool outside.
April is the most beautiful spring time. Cherry blossoms. At night not as cold. But sometimes it happens out of the ordinary, – deposited Continue reading