In Japan March is generally considered women’s month is celebrated not only the eighth of March, but “Momo-but sekku” (peach blossom Festival), the famous Holiday girls, better known as “Hina Matsuri”, the doll Festival. Initially celebrated in the 3rd day of the 3rd month, as a seasonal event because at that time the peasants were relatively free from agricultural work and can enjoy the first warm days, when you started flowering peach trees.
According to the ancient traditions of the Heian period (794-1185 years) on this day in noble families were invited exorcists who have made special prayer services, aimed at all the troubles people have switched to paper dolls, “nagsi-Bina” which was then taken to swim in the river or sea.
The wide spread of the holiday was in the 18th century, and its main purpose was added custom to arrange in homes where there are girls, shows a richly dressed dolls depicting the life and customs of the Imperial Palace. Now the custom has changed a bit: instead of paper dolls put ceramic figures dressed in silk clothes. On a special bookcase in the best room there is a set that is composed of dolls, passed on from generation to generation Continue reading
The population of South Korea is over 48 million people.
other Nations (Chinese, Filipinos, Thais, Vietnamese, Americans).
Koreans believe that they are descendents of Altaic or proto-Altaic tribes: they compare themselves with Turks, Mongols and Tungus. Their confidence is based on archaeological data, according to which the Korean Peninsula really migrated tribes from southern and Central Siberia during the Neolithic and bronze age.
1 sq km is home to 480 people, but the most densely populated district is Seoul yangcheon-GU (population density of over 27,000 people per 1 sq km) and least populated County Inje-gun (Gangwon province): here on 1 square km is home to 20 people.
The official language is Korean, but a wide spread in the country got more and English.
Major cities: Seoul, Daejeon, Busan, Ichon, Daegu, Gwangju, Ulsan, Suwon,
Half of South Koreans (51%) Buddhist, and the others are Protestantism, Catholicism, Confucianism, shamanism.
The female population on average live to 80, and the male – to 73 years. Despite fairly high rates, South Korea pays for health care not so much money (2000$ a year for 1 person).