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…

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Program of the discipline of socio-cultural traditions of the studied country (Japan) for direction
Program discipline of socio-cultural traditions of the studied country (Japan) for referral/ specialty 032100. 62 "Oriental studies, African studies" bachelor Discipline program SOCIO-CULTURAL TRADITION OF THE STUDIED COUNTRY (JAPAN) for…

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Hina-Matsuri, the festival girls (Japan)

Girls holiday in Japan has several names: Momo-but sekku (feast of the flowering peach), Jesi-but sekku (the Celebration of the first day of the snake) and Hina-Matsuri (doll Festival). Previously it was celebrated on the third day of the third month as a seasonal event. In this day and perform the ritual of getting rid of illnesses and misfortune – Hina-okuri, which was made paper dolls nagashi-Bina (“dolls, lowered for the river”), which were thrown into the river, so they took away all unhappiness.

Dolls in Japan was considered not toys, and symbolic images of gods or people that bring good to people, repel the forces of evil, disease and natural disasters, preserve peace and tranquility in the home. Paper dolls were replaced by clay and wooden, and they are no longer thrown into the river, and kept at home, placing on the shelves.

Earlier the feast was celebrated only at court and among the military class, but it soon became widespread. In the eighteenth century, the girls Festival has gained national status. It then became the custom to arrange the exhibition a richly dressed dolls, which are placed on a special stand, consisting of three, five and seven steps, covered Continue reading

Iran and Central Asia in ancient times. Natural conditions and population
Iran is a vast plateau, Central part of which is barren desert with a pronounced continental climate. More conducive to the development of the economy and culture of the oases…

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National traditions in Karakalpakstan: wedding, birth of a child
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…

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