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Holidays Japan

Asmacure – the most ancient holiday in the world. For 1,200 years it has not changed. The festival is held annually on 15 may in Japan’s ancient capital Kyoto. By this time it flies Sakura flowers blossom and marshmallow. Asmacure and is translated “feast marshmallow”. Today marshmallow in nature to meet not easy, so he recently replaced the more common bagryancem. He’s the same as marshmallow, similar to the leaves hearts.

Holiday Altea – the coeval of Kyoto. In the late eighth century the construction of the new capital was accompanied by great disasters: the public Treasury was empty, she died beloved wife of the Emperor, fell sick, the crown Prince. And then there’s the sky brought down to earth streams of water, which has overflowed the banks of the river Cape. To appease the ancestress of the Imperial family and the sun goddess Amaterasu, the Emperor organized the March. Whether the sky is no more water, whether Amaterasu liked the holiday, but the rain had stopped. Kyoto began to flourish. Since then, the main figure of the parade was the girl who represents Amaterasu. In the morning the palanquin of the goddess carried out of the Imperial Palace. A procession of 500 people going to the temple Samagama, and from there to the temple of Kamisama. Both temples Continue reading

Holidays in Japan

Festivals of Japan

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In Japan it is very easy to celebrate the holidays.

Because you always know when to celebrate, how to celebrate, what to celebrate and someone to celebrate.

Japanese official calendar has 15 events a year. These days are referred to as sukumizu . that just means “holiday”, and to celebrate they installed the “Law on national holidays”. In the days sukumizu most Japanese could certainly use his legal right to stay.

But the Japanese, who love recreation, fun and hearty feast, could not do just legalized government national holidays.

The Japanese have even Matsuri .

Matsuri is a celebration of the wider sense of the word. This festive procession, and fireworks, and traditional dances and chants, which usually involved a large number of participants and many more spectators. Throughout the year there are many festivals, among which the most favorite one is the Japanese festival of Tanabata love .

Below is a list of the main public and some typical Japanese festivals. The list is constantly updated.

Festive procession in honor of the God Ebisu trade (November, Kyoto).

In each Prefecture, every town and even village has its own traditional festivals-Matsuri inherent Continue reading

8 facts about North Korea.

Usually the media in North Korea is presented as a completely isolated country that is willing to destroy anything and everything in their own power ambitions. Maybe some truth in all of this is, but still North Korea is more than just an isolated little world.

Marijuana/hemp is not prohibited

In fact, in North Korea, marijuana is not considered a drug, it can even be transported by stacks, smoke, there is no one word to say. Many local smoke cannabis regularly. By the way, hard drugs are forbidden in North Korea under penalty of death.

If North Korea could easily get rushed there would be hundreds of thousands of lovers of Smoking “grass”.

Six American soldiers defected to the North Korea in 1962 and still live there

Yes, not only the northerners run across on the party of southerners, but in North Korea passed enemy soldiers. So, back in the 60’s in North Korea left six U.S. military. Some threw in the homeland relatives and friends.

Six Americans now live in North Korea together, participating in various awareness programmes Koreans. The interesting thing is that in 1966, four soldiers wanted to leave North Korea and tried to appeal to the Soviet Embassy. But nothing happened, the Embassy Continue reading

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