is undoubtedly unique, incomparable and absolutely mysterious country, which is second in the world is almost impossible to find. And it’s not just her rich and ancient heritage – in itself, Japan is a great Museum.
There is a common phrase: “Japan is a country of contrasts”, and it is not just words. Here temples coexist with modern life, they do not disrupt the General flow and form a single whole.
The Japanese have a great love and reverence is Sakura. April in Japan is Hanami-party – holiday-festival admiring the cherry blossoms. It begins in the capital, and then continues in other Japanese cities and towns.
Before the beginning of cherry blossom in Tokyo, a special staff of 40-50 people. The headquarters is located in the spacious office and constantly receives information about suzutani Sakura, coming from the public.In transport, on the streets, in shops, anywhere and everywhere there are posters with pictures of unopened buds of Sakura. All are invited to a feast of cherry blossom!
Autumn in Japan – an event that cannot be missed!
Momiji – Japanese maple. For people red maple leaves in October no less important than the time of cherry blossom in the spring. Many specifically take leave at this time – peacefully breathe in the autumn air with a hint of sadness, to wander in the parks Continue reading
Wedding traditions from different corners of the Earth. Discussion on LiveInternet – Russian Service Online Diaries
We all know that throughout the world there are unique wedding traditions and customs.
Actually very interesting to see how the wedding is celebrated, for example, in Morocco or Macau.
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A few days before the wedding the Pakistani bride’s hands are decorated with henna designs. This is done specially, for the mehndi ceremony, rite, which according to legends was supposed to bring luck in his future family.
Korean bride and groom in traditional wedding attire. Two thousand years later there is a wedding custom according to which newlyweds in Korea dressed in hanbok, traditional Korean costume of bright colors and simple lines.
Moroccan brides usually wear ornate caftans and lots of jewelry. In Morocco the bride and all the women invited to the wedding, decorate hands with henna designs.
A Scottish wedding.
All men are invited to the wedding ceremony, wearing a traditional Scottish highland dress: kilts of plaid wool fabric – Continue reading
The Karakalpaks and other peoples of Central Asia, have their own customs and traditions. Many of them are rooted in antiquity and originated in the pagan cultures of the Saka nomads, the Pechenegs, the Oghuz. Of course, most belong to the later Islamic culture, but at the same time retain some elements of pagan cultures.
The Karakalpaks have unique customs and rules of conduct on family and community meals, which are strictly followed so far. Like most Eastern Nations, Karakalpaks eat food, according to tradition, sitting on the floor around a tablecloth or tablecloth. Solid food is eaten with the fingers, the broth is served separately in a bowl or Cup. Before the meal pour water on the hands, and then give water to drain with hands. Not supposed to shake the water off the hands after washing, because the spray can get into the food. According to the custom of the first starts are senior in age or position a family member or guest. When the house came the guest, was served with sour milk or buttermilk. The custom of drinking tea began to spread in Karakalpakstan, as well as throughout Central Asia, only by the early Continue reading