Koreans with a special thrill each the holiday and try to make it beautiful, bright and fun. South Korea — this is a country where holidays are valued and are able to carry out nicely. Not surprisingly, traditional for the country of morning freshness Oriental New year, in the process of globalization has added another Western winter celebrations.
New year in South Korea is celebrated twice — first on the solar calendar (i.e. in the night of 31 December to 1 January) and then lunar (usually in February). But if the “Western” New year in the land of morning calm has no symbolic load, the traditional New year according to the lunar calendar in South Korea is of special importance.
New year in Korea begins with a Catholic Christmas. As in Europe, Koreans dress up a Christmas tree, and prepare a variety of cards and gifts for family, relatives, friends and colleagues. It should be noted that Christmas celebrations in South Korea are even brighter than the calendar New year which is celebrated very formally. These days in the land of morning calm are perceived more as a rare weekend than festive. Therefore, all eager to escape to his hometown to visit his parents or just relax outside the city, for example, in the mountains. By the way, even there is an interesting mountain route which allows Continue reading
What is the New Year. Lush, fragrant tree , kilograms of tangerines. snow slides. bubbling champagne in a glass and of course. « Steam » — such associations will come to mind of our compatriot .
New year in Russia
But every. who will visit the main holiday of the year where — then outside their homeland. will be affected. as far as Christmas traditions of other countries ( and especially — other continents ) is not like ours .
New year traditions in different countries
In Japan there is a belief. that the New Year will bring good luck to. who will meet him in a new outfit . Therefore, in clothing stores on the eve of the festival is an excitement. And from Buddhist temples at midnight posted the sound of the bells. is considered to be. what exactly 108 beats let go of all the sins of man .
On New Year’s in Japan, it is customary to gather all family members at one table. this gala dinner takes place without noise. the bustle and drinking songs. The Japanese prefer to sit quietly and think about it. what brought them to the outgoing year. as well as making plans for the upcoming .
New Year celebration in Australia is very similar to ours . People are going Continue reading