Wedding traditions of Korea
In the nineteenth century the marriage age of boys was from 18 to 25 years old, respectively girls 16-23. Now everything has changed dramatically, the age of marriage slightly increased.…

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The Culture of Japan. history
The culture of Japan resulted from a historical process that began with the relocation of the ancestors of the Japanese people on the Japanese archipelago from the continent and the…

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Democracy in South Korea

Everyone knows that North Korea is a totalitarian, decaying country, and South Korea is a thriving democracy. In North Korea it’s sad, people live in poverty, do not have the normal rights and freedoms, and to all of this, their brains purged of Communist ideology. In South Korea, the opposite is true: people live with dignity, and sometimes rich, they have rights and are free and their brains as if no one scores different ideologies, like Communist.

Of course, it’s all ivamy. driven hard in the head for an ordinary person, so he didn’t have any issues, which may not give quite the expected, and therefore very undesirable responses. Of course, North Korea is not a Paradise for a flourishing life, but also in South Korea, is not so great as it seems at first glance.

For example, you know that the average South Korean works per year, more than any other citizen of industrialized countries — 2 090 hours? For comparison, the average German works 1 413 hours, and the average Russian works for 1 981 hours per year (OECD data for 2011). Real average vacation duration in South Korea is 3–4 days (the maximum legally allowed in ten days). According to official statistics, 33% of workers Continue reading

National traditions of Korean art

The most interesting things about the history and secrets of the Portuguese Republic. On this portal you can find reviews of sights, both architectural and natural, articles about resorts and the Sunny provinces of Portugal, and share your impressions!

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

Tours in yangju, Korea

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