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Japanese holidays

 

TOKYO – JANUARY 14: Japanese twenty-year-olds dressed in traditional kimonos attend the annual Coming-of-Age Day ceremony at Toshimaen Amusement Park on January 14, 2008 in Tokyo, Japan. In Japan at the age of 20 people officially become part of the adult community and are eligible to vote, drink alcohol and smoke. (Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)

In Japan, celebrated on 14 public holidays, each of which on a day off. In addition to these, there are many holidays: one in the culture of the country came more recently, another couple of thousand years.

By the way, in Japan it is not customary to congratulate the holidays. The reason for the greetings can only be a personal achievement or success (graduation, for example) or the birth of a child. To all “personal” holidays, it is customary to give gifts. The surprise also the last day of the year and in the summer on a holiday Bon.

The Japanese. practical people, because most often for each other 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 unwrap the gifts cannot. it is possible to inadvertently offend. In addition, gifts should not be abandoned.

Here is a list of some of the Japanese holidays:

1 January is a public holiday of the New year (Ganjitsu), one of the brightest events of the year. Usually celebrated for 5 days from December 30 to January 3. New year’s eve it is customary to hold prayer hatsumode (cry for happiness).

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Most large-scale festivals and carnivals of the world

 

Once a year in some parts of the world come special days – bright, magical, and slightly crazy carnivals. Some, such as Brazilian carnival or the Spanish running of the bulls is well known to all; but you could never hear. And if you like “to party”, we bring to your attention the 20 most inimitable and large-scale festivals from around the world.

1. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

February 28 – March 4

Like Mardi Gras in New Orleans and the Carnival in Venice, Carnival in Rio de Janeiro – it’s a party in non-stop mode, only in the Brazilian style, which is a seemingly endless parade of Samba and colorful costumes.

2. Oktoberfest – Munich, Germany

The second half of September to the first weekend in October

Despite the fact that there are different, smaller-scale counterparts of this festival around the world, Munich’s traditional event is the largest beer festival in the world. In 2013, beer was sold for more than $96,178,668.

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Exhibitions, festivals and fashion week: top 15 cultural events this autumn

 

When: September 12

Charity festival “Apple Day” will be held in St. Petersburg for the third time. By tradition, all profit participants will bring to the AdVita Fund. Dishes made from local apples, cider, market hand-made, entertainment for adults and children, music – 12 September everything will be in the best traditions of St. Petersburg fairs.

When: September 17 – October 10

This is the ninth international festival of cartoon stories will take place in St. Petersburg. The exhibition program will start on September 17, education – September 25. The best modern comic authors, professors of St. Petersburg universities and cultural centers will deliver lectures and conduct master classes for all who are fond of “paper” art.

When: September 19-26

In the framework of Swiss made in Russia in St. Petersburg for the third time will be held the week of modern dance art Switzerland. The house will be the site of the “Skorokhod”. but the festival will go beyond the walls: the organizers have already announced about a street performance on the Nevsky Prospekt.

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