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Japanese Sakura Flower article

Sakura – the symbol of Japan and Japanese culture

The Japanese Sakura is a well – known symbol of Japan and Japanese culture. The Haar, the Japanese spring – time blossoming of Japanese Sakura, which is associated with one of the most beautiful holidays of the Country of the Rising Sun. Sakura – the Japanese name for ornamental tree, referring to the form of the cherry blossom Sakura festival on your mobile, and its inflorescences and have long been revered by the Japanese.

March 27, starting from the 4th year of Heisei (1992) public organization “Society of Japanese Sakura” entered the Blossom Festival, or Hanami. Hanami (hanami) is an ancient Japanese tradition of admiring the flowers, one of the most popular spring holidays (from the word “Hana” is flower and “mi” – look), which literally means “viewing flowers”. In the feast of the flowering and taking part of their “family stone”.

The cherry blossom is considered Japan’s national event. The color pink in Japan but also in Korea and in China is a symbol of the celebration of spring, awakening of nature, beginning of life. In addition, the Japanese Sakura is a traditional symbol of feminine youth and beauty. Image of plum blossom is the five leaves. It symbolizes the five major wishes for luck, prosperity, longevity, joy and peace.

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Wedding traditions of Japan

«Nihon koku” – 日本国 – literally means “the birthplace of the Sun”. Mysterious Eastern country with the romantic name “the land of the rising sun” is now one of the most economically developed countries in the world. Japanese culture is one of very ancient. First signs of colonization of the Japanese archipelago appeared about 40 thousand years before our era. In the 3rd century of our era, the most powerful Principality of Japan was a land ruled by a woman. Until the 12th century of our era, traditional marriages were polygamous. Men had several wives. They lived in different houses, he visited them and lived with each for several weeks. But since then the tradition has changed, every Japanese is, by law, can only have one wife.

• In the middle ages marriage was allowed to create military or economic coalition between families. To search for a suitable candidate for groom hired a special SWAT – nakodo. Responsible for a dysfunctional marriage too carried nakodo.

• In the Edo period marriages could be concluded even without the presence of bride and groom.

• Decision of marriage taken by the parents of the bride and groom until the mid 20th century.

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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

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