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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).

To sleep, decided to go only on the night of 2nd / 3rd January. Hatsu-Yume (translated as “first dream of the year”) is considered prophetic divination about Continue reading

The Most unusual festivals in the world

 

Was recently compiled a list of unusual events, anniversaries and holidays.

12 of the strangest events in the world:

1. The Celebration Of “Las Payas” (Valencia, Spain)

Fire festival is held from 14 to 19 March and attracts thousands of tourists. Every day, at exactly 14 hours begins the so-called “mascletá” – competition of pyrotechnics on the ground, and closer to the night fireworks are launched into the sky. The culmination of the holiday is La Cremá – burning specially prepared for this festival huge figures and stuffed.

2. The world Cup of “Mountain oysters” (the city of Throckmorton, USA)

Close to Texas in may championship “mountain oysters”… actually oysters here and “smell”. It’s just a slang name local cowboys referred to as bull testicles. First prize awaits the one who is best going to fry them. Judges will evaluate everything: the appearance of the cooked food as it is served, the aroma and taste. According to these criteria and selects the winner.

3. Bega cheese rolling (of Coopers hill, UK)

In a beautiful small town, located near Gloucester, on the last Monday of may races are held with a rolling cheese. According to the rules of the competition round head cheese starts down the slope, after which the participants begin his persecution. The winner is the first Continue reading

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.

3. Festival of snow and ice – Harbin, Continue reading