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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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.
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November days can vary, for example, going to Japan, where it is a lot of variety of activities, including, probably, everyone will find something that will interest him.
For example, the third number in this country is culture day, which is considered a public holiday due to the fact that its main purpose is to intensify the development of Japanese culture in a free and peaceful direction.
The Japanese celebrate this event so much fun: in many cities on the third day with parades, which are attended by people dressed in national costumes, which were typical of different eras. The squares are theatrical performances, galleries and exhibitions, which presented works of art. Most of the museums arranges an open day when everyone can go inside and explore the exhibits on display. That is why it is in this month it attracts huge number of tourists, interested in Japanese culture.
Also on this day in a solemn ceremony takes place the ceremony of awarding the order of culture. Thus highlights the merits of people who have made a significant contribution to the cultural life of society. Each year the award is given to four thousand activists, realizing themselves in various fields.
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