This is the most favorite and bright holiday and new year’s holidays, lasting from 28 December to 4 January, are days of rest for everyone. Stops at this time practically all of business life in the country. There were times when On-segatsu celebrated according to the lunar calendar, but since the late 19th century the Japanese started to celebrate this holiday according to the generally accepted Gregorian calendar.
Japan is a country rich in diverse, interesting customs and traditions. In celebration of the New year it is very noticeable. Preparing for the holiday before its occurrence. On the streets of Japanese cities are many Christmas fairs, selling everything from Souvenirs and clothing to ritual objects. For example, HAMAMI. This blunt arrows with white feathers that protect the house from harm and evil forces. Or TAKARABUNE. Are the ships with rice and other “treasures” on which are seated seven gods of fortune.
Very popular talisman for good luck — CANADA (translated as “bear’s paw”). It reminds made of a bamboo rake. This thing is supposed to “rake” happiness. With every purchase the visitors of the stores is given as a traditional gift animal figure is a symbol of the coming year.
We can not talk about traditional Japanese decoration of the home before the New year, the so-called kadomatsu, Continue reading
The heterogeneity of society and diversity of culture of Malaysia highlighted the customs and traditions of different ethnic groups living in the country. The bulk of the population of peninsular territory are Malay, Chinese and Indian communities. In Sarawak and Sabah are numerically dominated by the IBAN, melanau, kadazan and other dyaks; there is large Chinese Diaspora. In Sarawak is home to a large number of Malay population. For centuries Malaysia was influenced by early Buddhist and Hindu civilization, who came from India, from Java and Sumatra. In the XIV–XVI centuries along with Indian and Arab merchants came Islam, and the later Portuguese, Dutch and the British brought elements of European culture.
culture of Armenia
From the 7th century Armenia was an Outpost of Christianity in the surrounding Muslim world. In the Armenian (Monophysite) Church preserved the traditions of Eastern Christianity that resisted both its Western and Eastern branches, from which it was isolated. After Armenia lost its independence (1375) it was the Church that contributed to the survival of the Armenian people. Since the 17th century contacts with Italy and then with France and later with Russia, through which Continue reading
Japanese national cuisine has long belong to the category of ancient traditions of culinary art. It is believed that in order to cook dishes of this country, not enough to stick to the recipe or what is called “fill the hand” in the folding rolls. Japanese cuisine is a philosophy, which involves a special attitude to food and the observance of specific rituals. Probably this ancient magic food that is hidden in seemingly simple products, and attracting more and more fans from all over the world.
It should be said that the main priority in Japanese cuisine, as in the old days, and is currently the product use, which he can bring to human health. And almost all the lovers of Japanese dishes to celebrate a harmonious and balanced combination of the most unusual ingredients and flavors. This situation can be explained by the variety of sauces, seasonings and spices, which are available to the Japanese masters. With their help, the individual components are transformed into integral dish that no doubt can be called a culinary masterpiece.
The land of the Rising sun boasts not only rice dishes, seafood and seaweed, but another equally original product under the name mirin sauce. But first a little history. Approximately in the 15th and 16th centuries Continue reading