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Koreans officially follow the Gregorian calendar, though some holidays are celebrated according to the Eastern lunar calendar. During the official holidays, offices and banks are closed but palaces, museums, most…

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What to bring from Japan? Souvenirs and gifts. • Japan • Asia • Countries
Mysterious Oriental country, Japan will amaze you with not only unique culture but also a lot of interesting things, fully reflects the national character of that state. Certainly every tourist…

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Presentation of the Japanese holidays

In Japan celebrates 14 public holidays, on each day off. In addition to these, there are many holidays in one culture of the country came recently, others for several thousand years. By the way, in Japan it is not customary to congratulate with holidays.Porridge, according to popular belief, fill the body force for a year. The reason for the congratulations can only be a personal achievement or the success of graduating high school, for example, or the birth of a child. Samples – the Holidays of Japan presentation To all “personal” holidays is to give gifts.Usually celebrated for 5 days from December 30 to January 3.Sleep is considered to lie only in the night of 2nd / 3rd January. A surprise also on the last day of the outgoing year and the summer festival of Bon. The Japanese are a practical people, because most of to each other give useful things towels, soap, food, exotic fruit. The gift should not be too “personal”. More will be valued not the gift itself, and its beautiful packaging. In the presence of the giver to open my presents − these could inadvertently hurt him.August 15 in Japan August − Day of remembrance of the victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Furthermore, gifts cannot be refused. July 1 open July climbing season on September 15 is celebrated respect for the aged Day. Here is a list of some of the Japanese holidays January 1 January – public holiday New year Ganjitsu, one of the brightest events of the year. New year’s eve it is customary to hold prayer hatsumode cry for happiness. Hatsu-Yume lane as the “first dream of the year” believe in the prophetic divination of luck for the whole coming year. The best dreams of the night are considered to be mount Fuji, or wealth.

2 through January 3, spend a marathon relay race “Ekiden” is the most important event in sports life of the country. On January 7 decided to serve rice porridge with the “7 herbs of spring”. The Japanese worship the Seven Gods of Luck.In the South of Japan on this day begins blooming Sakura. On the night of 4 February, the children scatter beans on all the rooms of the house, by uttering spells that should scare away the demons they are. Traditions and customs of Japan – presentation. After the ceremony ended, each child must sit the beans in terms of age, 7 years − 7 beans. 4-5 February − the holiday of Chinese New Year celebrating the Beginning of spring.If to this day the harvest is not collected, he could easily die. February 11 − another national holiday, Foundation Day Japan. On 14 February, as in most countries of the world − Valentine’s Day. March March 3 − a traditional Festival of dolls, festival for little girls. The Japanese house arrange small exhibitions of dolls dressed in costumes of the Heian period. It is believed that if you don’t have time to remove the dolls after the festival, the daughter will not be able to marry. March 14 − White day. If Valentine’s Day only women give chocolate gifts to men, March 14, men are obliged to thank the women white chocolate. On 20-21 March in Japan − spring equinox Day.

The Japanese visit the graves of their ancestors. April 8 April celebrate Buddha’s birthday and celebrate the Festival of colors.April 29 celebrate the national holiday of love of nature − greenery Day. Special flower tea-Amata with magic power, write spells, charms and watering the Buddha statue is a tribute to the legend that immediately after the Buddha’s birth, nine heavenly dragons the baby’s head was irrigated water. The abundance of flowers at the festival symbolizes the garden of Lumbini where the Enlightened one was born. May the End of April − beginning of may in Japan called “Golden Week” − a series of public holidays the First of May, the number of 3 − Constitution Day, may 4, though, and doesn’t have his own holiday, is considered a public holiday so as not to interrupt the festivities of the week, may 5 children’s Day celebrated before the holidays was only for boys. June third Sunday In June in Japan celebrate father’s Day. Fuji. On 7 July they celebrate the Tanabata star Festival. According to the legend, on this night, the stars met the Shepherd and the Spinners separated by the Milky Way. The Japanese on the night make wishes, writing them on narrow strips of paper, and then tied to the stem of the bamboo.