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
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
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