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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Features of treatment in South Korea
To visit the southern part of the Korean Peninsula to see the magnificent mountain scenery, breathe the fresh sea air, plunge into the rich ancient culture is definitely worth it.…

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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

Japan: the national cuisine of Japan

Japanese cuisine is one of the most original and unique in the world. Japanese food is very simple, thermal processing is minimal, and maximum attention is paid to the preservation of the natural appearance and taste of the product. Often the preparation is as simple as cutting the product, without any processing, mixing in one dish large number of ingredients also. Another feature characteristic of the ritualism of the process of absorption of food – not only that, the menu is bound to vary depending on the time of year and the abundance of rules of conduct at the table and handling the units are usually baffled most Europeans.

The basis of Japanese cuisine – fried rice, which is absolutely not salted, but is accompanied by various sauces and condiments. It is served in a separate bowl, almost all dishes as a garnish, and is often used as an independent meal, varying the taste by using spices. The most popular dish of rice, no doubt, “sushi” (“sushi”) – rice balls-rolls with different fillings (over 200 species), and rice balls “onigiri” or rice cakes “mochi”. Not less popular rice a special kind of noodle made from buckwheat flour – “soba” (“sobo”), which serves both cold and hot, fried and boiled in broth and with vegetables. 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 wedding.

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

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