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The strangest holidays

Scottish Islands, Scotland: “Up Helli-AA” fire Festival.

This festival gathers thousands of people.

Earlier in this festival, the Vikings burned thirty-two foot replica of a Viking ship.

The Night Of Ivan Kupala, Belarus, Beaver

At night, in this ancient pagan holiday that is celebrated on the seventh of July, young girls don the whitefish =) through the fire and swim naked. Rituals combined with ancient beliefs about birth.

New Delhi, India: Holi, the festival of colors

Indian girls throw colored powder at each other during the period of the celebration of the Hindi, which indicates the beginning of spring.

The festival of colors ( pick colors) in new Delhi. Indian state holiday in honor of the parish

spring. Celebration in honor of losing care ward of evil and goodness and life. It is celebrated 2 days in a row.

On this date, accordingly to ancient legend, was killed black evil Holika. On this day, in any city happen personal celebration. Everywhere light bonfires, which symbolize the end of winter and the departure of evil spirits (something reminiscent of Shrove Tuesday). The Khaliq burn in the fire, throw the seasonal gifts of Pomona

harvest. Grains, coconuts etc. Early in the morning people go out into Continue reading

South Korea from Yaroslavl

Tours to South Korea from Yaroslavl

Visa. Russian citizens to visit South Korea require a visa.

Money. Won (W, KRW). Money can be exchanged in large hotels, in currency exchange offices, in banks. Small shops accept dollars. Some ATMs operate around the clock. International credit cards are accepted everywhere. Travelers cheques can be cashed at travel agencies and in offices of international companies, banks.

Language. Korean.

Transport. Transport network in South Korea is well developed. Network rail and the highways are very thick. The tourists are very popular comfortable Express buses. In South Korea, there are 4 types of trains – passenger, Express, super-fast and Express trains. Ferries connect many Korean cities.

Time. Korean time is ahead of Moscow 5 hours.

Tip. In South Korea it is not customary to leave a tip.

Geography. South Korea is located to the South of the Korean Peninsula, in northeast Asia. South Korea borders with North Korea. South Korea is bordered by the Korean Strait, Yellow, and Japan seas. The highest point – the Halla, 1950 m South Korea’s Landscape is very diverse, 70% of the territory is occupied by low mountains. The Capital Is Seoul.

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The Wind in the pines. 5000 years of Korean art

“Exhibition of classical art Korea in the Hermitage long – awaited event. Long and long ago we worked with Korean colleagues on the fact that it was held and took place exactly as she appears before the audience in a solemn Nicholas hall.

The art and history of the East – an old and favorite theme of the Hermitage. However, it turned out that the cultural heritage of Korea in our collections are presented. Today and for several months this gap is filled with exceptional quality things, as originating from famous collections and high-level Museum work of the National Museum of Korea.

Without Korea our ideas about the art of the Far East is not just incomplete, they are flawed. Special stylistics of Korean culture and its specific roots are closely linked not only with the cultures of neighbors, but have clearly perceived the differences. They just feel and not just describable. In traditional Korean style the austere simplicity is combined with an air sophistication. In this sense, very characteristic of the various figures of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, telling us about a special and specific shade of Buddhism. The monumental bordering on stiffness, suddenly turns into an amazing tenderness in the turn of the head, movement Continue reading

Waste Recycling (MSW) in Japan
Japan, in principle, can not be called the cleanest country in the world, but overall this country gives the impression of a country, whose citizens diligently, sometimes even jealously observe…

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Japanese cuisine
One reason for the longevity of the Japanese is their traditional, harmoniously composed diet. In Japanese cuisine is a very important principle of seasonality, which consists in selecting the components…

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Families of different countries
Every part of the world has its own unique features, traditions and customs which we ought to guard, with special care, as these numerous customs were left to the present…

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