For the true Korean wedding is one of the most significant events in life. This is due to the fact that the old Korean custom of man was considered an adult only after marriage, regardless of his age. Thus even forty-year-old “honeymooners” was his long-awaited social status.
Modern wedding ceremony is usually carried out in the so-called “the hall of rituals”. Despite the name, these places are organized exclusively for weddings. Some families prefer to celebrate at home, but this is the exception rather than the rule.
Still the great value has a choice of the wedding date. If in ancient times it was customary to consult soothsayers, but now the young prefer to choose the day according to the old lunar calendar. Usually, the choice falls on a Saturday or Sunday to come to the wedding was as much invited.
In earlier times, the bride’s attire was a petticoat of red silk, olive green jacket and purple robe. But since the middle of last century in Korea rooted Western traditions, and now the main wedding garment is the gorgeous white dress, and groom – the classic suit or coat, which usually have rented.
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Girls Holiday in Japan or Hina Matsuri – holiday of Hina dolls or Momo-but the secca – the feast of the flowering peaches
In the framework of the celebration of Hina Matsuri are a few different traditions. One of them dates back to the Heian era (794-1185), this day in noble families were invited exorcists who have made special prayer services, aimed at all the troubles people have switched to paper dolls, which were then taken to swim in the river or sea. These dolls were called “nagashi-Bina” dolls, lowered for the river.
Originally the feast was celebrated only at court and among the military class, but soon spread quickly and the people. National doll festival began in the 18th century, then we add a custom to arrange in homes where there are girls, shows a richly dressed dolls depicting the life and customs of the Imperial Palace.
This tradition continues to this day. Now this is not a paper doll, but a real work of art of ceramics and silk, dressed in luxurious clothes. Hina dolls are not for everyday games, they are usually put in the Central room of the house on a special bookcase – hindana, and just a few days admiring them. Some of these sets of dolls are very expensive Continue reading
New year love to meet and celebrate around the world. Every nation tries to keep its own traditions and customs, which sometimes seem strange to others. For example, in the Philippines on New year’s day is customary to eat round fruits and wear polka dot things, as the round shape symbolizes wealth. In Spain under the chiming clock that you have to eat 12 vinogradinok, in parallel, make a wish… In the post below, I brought a selection of the most interesting new year traditions in countries.
1. South Africa
In Cape town taken on New year’s throw from the Windows of the old appliances, so new year’s eve here be especially careful.
In Japan the faithful wear a costume of the animal whose year begins according to the Oriental horoscope (in 2015 it will be dressed as goats), and then go to the temple, where the bells are a sacred 108 times. An essential attribute in the New year is also the smile with which you just have to celebrate the New year under the chiming clock.
If you don’t like the neighbors, for the New year you need to go… in Denmark. The Danes in this celebration beat old plates and glasses on the doors of their neighbors, friends, and acquaintances. Continue reading