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.
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In the world there are so many different festivals, among which are very unusual and interesting.
Nude holiday in Japan — Hadak Matsuri or “naked festival” which is celebrated since 767. In the temple Saidaji going 3000 men aged 23 to 43 years who are dressed only in loincloths. The purpose of this holiday — to attract good luck, as it is believed that a naked man takes away all the miseries if to touch him. Participants of the event after visiting the Temple, where the cleansing, they organize a procession through the streets of the city, where hundreds of people in search of fortune trying to touch them. On this day, as the street is cool in February, and need to have the courage to go out half-naked on the street, the Japanese drink a lot of sake.
Annual festival The Summer Redneck Games in Georgia . USA, the apotheosis of which is competition Plugaru in liquid clay (Mud Pit Belly Flоp) under the joyful screams of fans. Special delight of the audience causes the clay rain sheds at all after a particularly loud dive competing in the red sticky mass.
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The main distinguishing feature of the Rising Sun is its ideology, the cornerstone of which is Shinto. According to the teachings of traditional Japanese religion, the world around us is filled with deities who densely inhabit every corner. The love rituals that distinguish Japanese culture, and inherent to the Shinto cult of contemplation, caused the appearance of beautiful and unique traditions and customs.
World globalization of recent years has not spared Japan, however, this amazing small country, total area of which is ten times smaller than any of the regions or States, as no other has managed to preserve its culture. Surely everyone has heard about the Japanese education, tea ceremony, ikebana, cherry blossoms, or hot sake, but some other interesting Japanese customs are often left overs.
1. The annual festival of crying children.
The Japanese believe that a crying baby contributes to the normal development of the child and ward off evil spirits. Interesting the way kids bring tears. On the dais in front of spectators leaving the wrestlers of traditional Japanese sumo wrestling, each of which receives one child. Victory goes to the wrestler that is able to cause his ward a very loud and shrill crying.
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