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Korean Tradition

Respect for elders

Age and social position are of great importance. It is believed that the younger one standing or lower social position are required to follow the senior wishes without objection. Therefore, in Korea, people often ask the age, marital status of a person in order to determine their position in relation to that person. These questions are asked not out of idle curiosity. However, you may not answer them if you don’t want.

Names

The most common Korean surnames are: Kim (21% of all Koreans), Lee (14%), Park (8%), Choi (or choe), Jeong, Jang, Han, lim, etc. a Korean name consists of a surname mostly of one syllable, and as such, the name usually of two syllables. The last name comes first. Women in Korea do not take the husband’s surname after marriage, but their children carry their father’s name.

Marriages

In Korea marriage is traditionally considered the most important event in life, and divorce is a disgrace – not only for former spouses, but also for their families. Despite this, the rate of divorce is rising sharply in recent times. Modern wedding ceremony is somewhat different from traditional. First arranged the ceremony in the Western style in the Palace of marriage or in the Church. On it the bride and groom are clothed Continue reading

How the Japanese relate to Islam?

A student from the capital of the Country of the Rising Sun hashiyama of Utah for several years studying our language, folklore, life and customs. Our dialogue touches on a religious theme: How the Japanese relate to Islam? Does Japan Muslims whether a mosque? Who erected the first mosque in Tokyo?

Utah, are there many Muslims in the capital of Japan?

According to my observations, in Tokyo, all in Japan, a little Muslims. But with Islam there are a number of quite interesting facts. Your religion on the island for the first time brought the Tatars who immigrated to our country during the revolution. A group of Tatars at that period settled in Tokyo and established his non-profit organization. In 1938 they shared the efforts of the building of the first mosque. In the fifties many of your tribesmen had moved to other countries. Since the building of the mosque was severely dilapidated, in 1985 it had to be dismantled, and 2000, with the assistance of Turkey new building was erected the mosque. Currently, all Muslims living in Tokyo, we gather for worship in this beautiful building.

Tell me, please, what is the attitude of Your countrymen towards Muslims?

The Japanese attitude towards Muslims is normal. I studied Islam, and therefore Continue reading

Wedding in Korea

Korean wedding is a wedding ceremony two: the European and national style.

In many European ceremony similar to wedding from the movies. Beautifully decorated wedding hall, the man, the registering Registrar, a family friend who speaks. You may wish to invite a priest as the main religion professed by the population is Christianity, in particular Catholicism. But it also has elements of national traditions, too. For example, when the ceremony begins, the first in the hall are both mothers (bride and groom), ceremony held on the carpet and stand in front of the guests.

Then they canayda each other as a sign of respect and light red (mother of the bride) and blue (mother of the groom) candles symbolizing the opening of the celebration. Then the red carpet is the bridegroom, and stands again in front of guests. Solemn music plays. Under Mendelssohn’s March father of the bride leading her by the hand, at this time the husband comes to meet and takes the bride’s hand from the father’s hand. This is all very symbolic: now the full responsibility for the bride bears the husband. Then the couple comes to the marriage Registrar, who read out the speech and words of encouragement to the newlyweds. As is customary, asked the bride and groom if they agree to get married. The first takes the ring to the groom, Continue reading

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