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Customs and traditions of Japan
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Holidays in Japan

Introducing Japanese holidays – is an interesting and unusual way to understand Japanese culture and learn about the people that make this country so different.

To get the most out of the holiday, the most important thing to arrive in Japan on time. If you arrive too late, you will encounter incredibly inflated housing prices and terrible traffic jams, and the most interesting will pass by.

So, here are the five most important and celebrated throughout the country holidays in Japan.

To important holiday celebrating the new year in Japan is taken very seriously. Traditionally, new year’s eve the Japanese cook soba noodles, eaten exactly at midnight and starts the year. At dawn the Emperor prays for his people. The similarity with the Chinese new year is that on this holiday there is a special food, and children receive money in little envelopes. As a rule, all family members gather around the holiday table together, where not only eat and drink, and play games.

January 2 open access into the inner grounds of the Imperial Palace to everyone. Second time in a year the doors of the Palace will open only on December 23 – in the Emperor’s birthday. Many stores and businesses are closed until at least January 3. Another holiday, coming of Age day, Continue reading

National traditions of Korean art

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Traditions and holidays in Portugal

The culture of Portugal is varied and complex, because different peoples influenced the formation of the image of the country. It’s the Moors and the Arabs, Romans, Germans, Spaniards. All they left behind cultural traditions and amazing architecture.

In this regard, the Northern and southern parts of the country have some differences in culture. But the basis of spiritual and material culture of Portuguese is considered a romance, only in the South more evident features of Arabic. The peculiarity of the country, compared with other European States, is the influence of the Catholic Church on the lives of the Portuguese. The vast majority of the population, more than 90%, are Roman-Catholics. Among the population are Protestants, the Jewish community. And about 5% of the population consider themselves atheists.

Catholicism is associated with local traditions. The Portuguese sincerely worship their shrines. They have a lot of holidays associated with their celebration.

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Wedding rituals in Asia

Marriage Bali. This is perhaps one of the strangest wedding ceremonies and obscure European Asnani. During the ceremony, young saw off part of the teeth without an anaesthetic, symbolizing the fact that people do not belong to the world of evil spirits, bearing fangs. At the wedding table sitting only women and men who prepared the dishes for the feast all night, resting at this time.

In Bermuda, it is customary to decorate the top tier of the wedding cake tiny young tree. After that they planted the same tree in front of his house as a sign that their marriage will last until the tree grows.

In Vietnam there are two wedding celebrations, one satisfied with the groom’s parents, the other is organized on the bride’s side.

Indian marriage. According to an old tradition to ward off evil spirits over the heads of young three times and twist the coconuts. After the ceremony, to family zhizni was happy, without any misery and sorrow the bride and the groom, the male family member is showering flower petals .

Marriage in Caribbean

On the Islands of Barbados, Grenada and Santa Lucia for the wedding isikut huge ‘black’ cake stuffed with dried fruits and rum. The recipe for this Continue reading