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
“For many centuries developed in Tatar cuisine a variety of drinks. It traces the influence of local climatic, socio-economic conditions, national traditions and tastes, as well as cuisine of other Nations: adjacent – Chuvash and Bashkirs, the Mordvins and the Mari, Udmurts and Russians of Central Asia – Uzbeks and Tajiks. That’s how diverse bouquet of flavors of drinks of Tatarstan!
There is an old Tatar tradition to treat a guest – kystau. “Wining and dining – and drink water” (“Sylgard – su ech”) – no wonder people used to say. Together with the best treats on the table were exhibited the most revered drinks – sour cream, sweet sherbets and stewed raisins, dried apricots, apricot and, of course, sweet tea. How many of the Proverbs, Baitov, fairy tales have reflected this hospitality!
Tea… Hardly in Tatarstan find someone who is not familiar with this traditional, habitual drink, and revered by adults and children. At all times of the year — whether in fierce cold, in the heat if intolerable – not do we a Cup of fragrant tea, relieving fatigue, strengthening the spirit, awakens thought, refreshing body.
Tatar tea according to the method of cooking has something in common with the ancient Tibetan recipe and with modern Kalmyk. And today it is the Tatar national Continue reading
Orient has always attracted people with its mystery, rich culture, interesting traditions and remarkable architecture. Every year a large number of fans of tourism stretches East to enjoy the sights of the rising sun and just to diversify their leisure.
Special also popular among tourists is a small island nation-Japan. This country has many centuries of formation of their culture. The peculiarity of Japanese culture is the combination of their traditions with some elements of the cultural heritage of China and Korea that makes the country even more. Currently Japan is a country of “high technologies” with huge skyscrapers, the developed infrastructure of entertainments and leisure. The Japanese honor the traditions of their ancestors, which is reflected in the architecture and conduct of festivals.
Japan cannot be attributed to country resorts. Going on vacation to this country, you will visit the sights, to get acquainted with the culture of the country can visit on the conduct of the Japanese holidays, that are distinguished by their brightness, and just can walk around Tokyo or other cities.
In Japan there are two main cities for tourism are Tokyo and Kyoto. In both cities there is a huge number of monuments of architecture, museums of various themes and entertainment Continue reading