Festival of national traditions in Khabarovsk
In November 2013, a ceremonial reception hall of the Azerbaijan restaurant "Ali" gathered mothers of various Nations to participate in the Festival of national traditions, dedicated to mother's day and…

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Traditions of Japan (course)
Appeared in the early XX century is the antithesis of "Japanese — Western" is present in all cultural studies about Japan. It is not only the leitmotif of the research,…

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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

The Most amazing animals of the planet

In continuation of exploring the amazing plants of the planet are acquainted with the equally amazing animals of our planet. Unfortunately, many of them have become extremely rare, and in the near future our descendants will only be able to see in the photo .

The frilled Armadillo (Chlamyphorus truncatus)

This amazing animal lives on dry plains of Central Argentina, overgrown with prickly bushes and cacti.

Reconozca (Daubentonia madagascariensis)

This mammal of the group of prosimians of the family reconozco can be found on the island of Madagascar.

The maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus)

The legs of the wolf envy of any fashion model. Due to such long limbs height at withers this dog may reach 90 centimeters. This animal inhabits the steppes South America, and long legs help a wolf to see over the grass surrounding landscape.

Deep-sea octopus found at depths up to 6 km.

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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

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