«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.
• To the arranged marriages still have a positive attitude, because the members of noble families decided to marry Continue reading
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
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.
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.