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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
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