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
The country is a mystery. Far from the East of Europe there is a country that holds many mysteries. It’s Japan. No one really can answer, where did its people, had its myths, as was its ancient traditions and why they are so sacred to this day. silkworms. They hunted and did fishing.
man. III–VI centuries.
Japan is a country consisting of Islands. Closest to Asia – Kyushu, up to 200 kilometers. In ancient times there was only accessible by ship. With him it and began the settlement of the Islands by the people of Mongoloid origin. People settled in small groups, mainly on the coast and along rivers. Most lived in simple shelters, even the rulers dwelt in thatched houses, where the posts and beams were fastened with ropes of vines. The main food was rice, which were able to produce vodka and sake. The Japanese knew spinning and weaving, growing mulberry trees for cultivation
The largest island of Japan, Honshu. Since the beginning of our era, it gradually settled by immigrants of Korea and then China. They really enjoyed the mild climate of plains, abundance of flowers and trees, the fertility of the soil. They brought with them new skills, tools, crops, jewelry, writing. Gradually, more and less ancient settlers on the island mixed into one nation.
The ancient religion of the Japanese. The ancient Japanese Continue reading
Gradually the feast of Saint Valentine acquired their rites and traditions, some of them have survived to our time. And in each country they are different.
In all countries this day was very popular to arrange a wedding and get married.
Some argue that in this day a woman may come to her sweet man and politely ask him to marry her. If he is not ready for such a drastic step, we must thank for the honor and give the woman a silk dress and a silk cord strung with a heart.
In some countries, unmarried women give my beloved clothes. If the girl accepted the gift, so she agrees to marry this man.
There is a belief on which the first man he met a girl on February 14, needs to be her Valentine, regardless of his wishes.
Some people believed that if on Valentines day a girl saw a Robin, she would marry a sailor if she saw a Sparrow, she would marry a poor man and be happy with him, if the goldfinch — a millionaire.
In medieval England there was a widespread custom to choose a “Valentine”. Several young people gathered together and wrote on pieces of parchment the names of the girls, put them in a hat and drew lots. The girl, whose name fell to the young man, for the whole year became his “Valentina” but he “Valentine”. “Valentine” resigned to his girlfriend’s sonnets, Continue reading