Amazing facts about South Korea
Part 1. 1. Korea is a very safe country. A girl can not be afraid to walk at night for the sleeping area alone. 2. Cases of major crimes, like…

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The Cuisine of South Korea
What do you think of when you hear “Asian kitchen”? Sure about Japanese sushi and Chinese dim sum or rolls-Sami? It is signs of Japanese and Chinese restaurants abound in…

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Atma Ananda – Sacred Asia: traditions and stories.

Sacred Asia: traditions and stories

Atma Ananda

Sacred Asia: traditions and stories

West is West, East is East

and with the place they will go,

until you see the Sky with the Earth

terrible on the Court of the Lord.

But there is no East and West no —

what tribe, country, race,

when a strong man strong face to face

at the edge of the earth rises?

(R. Kipling)

Introduction. East

Having lived in India for a total of five years, the last three years, leaving only for visas to Nepal and Sri Lanka, I essentially ran out for itself a space in the sense of “call to awareness”. Interaction with teachers of high level, many of which had world-wide fame, became a kind of everyday activity, and personal practice of yoga brought to “spiritual perfection” if such a combination is appropriate. But here we are not talking about my “personal achievements” but rather a more extended space in which I spent two years after he left India. My plans included quite deliberately to focus on Indochina, before I get in China. The center of travel was Thailand, around which were described several circles, covering neighboring countries: Indonesia – Malaysia – Cambodia – Laos – Vietnam – China and return to Thailand after each small circle. Continue reading

Wedding without the white dress: traditions of different countries

At the thought of the wedding immediately raises the image of the bride in a white dress. Some mentally add Bridal veils, elegant gloves, flowers. But, despite the strong influence of European fashion, many people are used to seeing a very different bride. For example, in Spain the girls still wear orange clothes and in Thailand and not replaced for the duration of the event about a dozen dresses.

Orange blossom (Spain)

In Spain the bride, respecting wedding traditions, it is seen from a distance – she in a bright orange dress. These colors are certainly present and in the bouquet. Selected this shade for a reason, after all, one of the symbols of the country – the orange tree. Is considered, it symbolizes eternal youth. Also for wedding dresses here and choose the black color.

A kilt to the wedding (Scotland)

In Scotland, the man is not of the traditional costume, instead, here to wear the national dress – the kilt, of wool plaid fabric. The checkered scarf with the colors of the clan throw on the shoulders of the bride and stab with a pin. In addition, the girl going down the aisle, includes a part of the outfit is the belt. It tightens at the waist of his beloved fiance that symbolizes the strength of feelings.

An extensive wardrobe (Thailand)

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The Fund Forum of culture and arts of Uzbekistan and the national Museum of Korea signed a Memorandum of cooperation – REGNUM

According to the interlocutor of the Agency, at the signing of the Memorandum recorded that today in Uzbekistan there has been much interest in culture, art and traditions of the Korean people. In addition, to activate the cultural cooperation between Uzbekistan and the Republic of Korea.

“Memorandum for the next five years. It includes strengthening the spirit of mutual understanding and respect between the peoples of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Korea, the development of friendly relations, deepening of cooperation and mutual support in the field of culture, art, education, conservation research. There is also the revival of national traditions and presenting to wide world community objective information about national culture, historical heritage and diversity Continue reading

The national orchestra of the Republic of Korea - culture news in Saint Petersburg
25 August at 19:00 in the Big hall of Conservatory.N. And.Rimsky-Korsakov for the first time in St. Petersburg will welcome the national orchestra of the Republic of Korea. Established by…

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The national orchestra of the Republic of Korea - culture news in Saint Petersburg
25 August at 19:00 in the Big hall of Conservatory.N. And.Rimsky-Korsakov for the first time in St. Petersburg will welcome the national orchestra of the Republic of Korea. Established by…

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