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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.
In Braga at the end of June held a two-day Continue reading
Yangju city in Korea attracts Russian tourists with their originality. In it’s ancient culture and history blend harmoniously into a single whole with modernity. Not by accident, intending to go to this wonderful country and making online booking of tickets to Korea. many Russian tourists choose as a place of relaxation Yangju. Despite the fact that the modern city began to be built only in the late XIV century, the territory around it were inhabited long before that and still bear witness to the history of the place.
With the religious culture of the city can be found by visiting the ruins of the burned during the suppression of Buddhism in Korea Vaasa temple, built in the XIV century. No less interesting and its modern version, which is located just half a kilometer from the ruins. You should pay attention to the building of the Confucian school Yangju the hyangga, Dating back to the mid-seventeenth century, but rebuilt after the destruction during the Korean war.
Worth a visit and the Observatory “the Song”. It attracts tourists not only astronomical Museum and the exhibition, which is always open for visitors, but also for its location. The Observatory building is situated at altitude 440 m above sea level, you can reach it by funicular. That is, this tour will allow you to see the panorama Continue reading
Samurai, sake, sushi, anime, haiku – that’s what associations are carried out at the mention of Japan. and this is just a small list of what is known to every admirer of Japanese customs.
In Japan there are many holidays (just – 15)and internal, associated with a particular perception of nature. To state are traditional for Europeans festivals, as well as the holidays associated with nature and its manifestations (the spring and autumn equinox, Day, green, holiday, kids, sea, etc.).
Japanese culture, in his time, was strongly influenced by Asian countries, despite its isolation by geographical location, and frequent natural phenomena associated with earthquakes and floods. The inexhaustible ability of the Japanese to admire the fleeting beauty seen reflected in the art of Japan.
An integral part of the cultural heritage of the Japanese is the writing system. Not accidentally, calligraphy in Japan is considered one of the existing arts and is taught along with drawing lessons. Back in the old days a sign of cultural Japanese was considered his skillful calligraphy. There are several styles of writing hieroglyphs, developed by Buddhist Continue reading