Every nation has its own traditions and customs, and most striking and beautiful of them belong to the wedding ceremony. It is believed that Dagestani weddings are pompous: hundreds of guests, loud music, colorful outfits, folk dancing, plenty of food and drinks, and much more. Observance of rituals is the main component of a traditional Dagestani wedding.
In today’s world many traditions have been lost, the influence of European culture and the Muslim religion influenced the wedding ceremonies of the Caucasian republics. Part of the population adheres to religious canons, the other tries to make the wedding theater show. And, unfortunately, it affected that the Dagestani wedding customs are rare in the process of marriage. However, they all have similar features.
Before playing a wedding, it is necessary to observe the rite of engagement, which includes matchmaking. The groom with his entourage goes to the bride’s house with gifts, where proposes to her. After receiving a positive answer, solved day to process the Nikah (Muslim marriage), and young people go to the registry office to apply. Arranged after the noisy festivities in honor of this joyous event, and from next Continue reading
In South Korea, a lot of holidays, but the official non-working days are only eight of them. The most important Korean holidays – Sallal (Korean New year) and Chuseok (harvest festival) – are officially non-working days. It’s also worth noting that in the case that a holiday in the calendar falls on a weekly day off, it is not transferred the next day and just “burns”.
March 1 (day-off) – Samil (independence day of Korea) . It is noted the country’s liberation from Japanese occupation.
March 14 – White day . Korean analogue 8 March, men congratulate women and give them presents.
April 5 (day-off) – arbor Day . On this day, Koreans (very successfully) engaged in the restoration of forests in the country.
The eighth day of the fourth lunar month (April – may) — Buddha’s Birthday . Bright paper lanterns are decorated with all Buddhist temples and monasteries. Sometimes even lanterns adorn the streets and houses.
1 may – workers Day (labor day).
May 5 (day-off) – Children’s day (children’s day – Orini nal).
June 6 (day off) – Day of memory of victims for the native land . Is held in memory of all those killed in the Korean war.
July 17 – Constitution Day of Korea .
August 15 (day off) – Day of Liberation . Unlike independence Day (March 1) – this is a purely military celebration, Continue reading
Turkish customs and traditions or what you can and cannot do to tourists
For the reason that Turkey is at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, on the crossroads of ancient trade routes, its culture is very complex and sometimes even difficult to understand. And Turkish customs and traditions are mixed – part of them came from the Caucasus, the other – from the Middle East, the third – from the Mediterranean. You can also see the imprints of the cultures of Central Asia and even the ancient world. Moreover, the Turks themselves have become one people, only by the early twentieth century, so there is nothing surprising in such a confusion cannot be found. However, tourists do not necessarily learn the history of Turkey and all the neighboring Nations – in order to avoid problems due to his behavior, you need to learn only the minimum of its norms in this country. As a rule, traditions of behavior are associated with Islam, but some are quite distinctive. The implementation of the standards of conduct will enable a person not to annoy local residents and not to create problems yourself, be polite and pleasant person, and follow these simple rules you can easily.
Going to Turkey and trying to find local flavor, it is important Continue reading
The purpose of this lesson
to acquaint students with the historical and cultural characteristics of a country such as Japan
to acquaint with the peculiarities of economic and geographical position and natural conditions
to build knowledge about the population of Japan
to determine the role of NTR in the economy
to acquaint students with the specialization of countries in the world economy
to inculcate in students the concept of external economic relations of Japan
The course of the lesson
Japan is a country in East Asia.
Key features of EGP
The level of natural resources endowment
Peculiarities of natural conditions
The natural conditions in Japan vary:
Features of Japan’s population
Birth rate and death rate of the population
The Economy Of Japan
Japan is a highly developed post-industrial state, took 2nd place in the world for economic strength.
GNP of Japan is 14% of the world GNP per capita (32 350 dollars). She was ahead of US. The economy of Japan combines high-intensity production (energy and resource saving based on “high technology “) and the manufacturing sector oriented on the world standards Continue reading
In national dress of any nation reflects its customs and culture. Japan – very unique country and its traditional clothing is very beautiful and her spirit transmission kimono or wafuku.
Originally, the term “kimono” referred to all clothing, but with the onset of Western fashion, the term came to mean only Japanese national dress. The Japanese had the desire to give his traditional clothing the term “wafuku”, but the Europeans still perceive both terms as synonyms.
Summer walk in yukata
The history of national costume
In the Jomon era, which lasted from 13,000 to 300 BC, the Japanese was simple clothes from hemp fibers. In the first Millennium BC in Japanese clothing appeared the Korean-Manchurian costume, and in the 5th century of our era Japanese costume was similar to Chinese hanfu. In the middle ages the nobles, priests and samurai over the kimono were wearing special pants-skirt hakama. Ordinary people wore clothes only on holidays or at festive events such as a wedding. From 1392 hakama could not be worn over the kimono began to tie the special Obi belt. In 1603 the costume acquired the form, which has been preserved to our days. It has extended sleeves, made wider Obi that was tied Continue reading