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Public and important holidays for Japan

Public holidays in Japan

As in any other country, in Japan there are several kinds of festivals: traditional, borrowed and official. Traditional, as a rule, go back to ancient customs or religious holidays and calendar special notes do not have. As well as elsewhere, wishing mark all borrowed holidays, for example Valentine’s Day, Halloween and other Western celebrations. «the Law on national holidays», which was adopted on 20 July 1948 sets a date for the weekend which are common to the whole country, in Japanese they are called “kokumin-but sukumizu”.

What are national holidays of Japan

Among all the other countries Japan leads in the number of official holiday dates. So what are the Public holidays in Japan?

Let’s start from the beginning of the calendar. So, January 1 is the beginning of the New year. As in many other countries in Japan on this day people cook different dishes, give gifts and just have fun. There’s also a funny tradition to pay special attention to any case that in the new year made for the first time.

After all, if it is done well it will bring success in the new year. January 15 is the Day of age. On this day all boys and girls who have reached 20 years of age, celebrate the holiday. After all, this is the age of adulthood in Japan. From this moment Continue reading

Japanese education system

Japan – mysterious country, where the sacred honor traditions and cherish the cultural heritage. The Japanese are the most organized, hardworking and law-abiding people. Perhaps this is a result of proper upbringing, which is in Japan tradition.

The Japanese system of education in the opinion of Russian parents, at least, strange. Child up to 5 years is allowed everything, his care, pet. In Japan you see the mother who calls to his young son or berating him loudly, not paying attention to the cry. A turning point in the upbringing of your child is reaching the age of five. At this time, the child enters a time of stringent restrictions, prohibitions and requirements. Such a sharp transition from childhood to adult life makes the child resistant to stress.

Permissiveness the child up to five years does not mean that the Japanese did not apply to children methods of early development. Training kids is like a game, starting from infancy. Children are taught to honor tradition, showing their full beauty on the examples of Japanese holidays. Parents by their example, show the child how to behave in society that avoids the need for correction of behavior of the baby in the future. The child simply has no one from whom to learn to behave incorrectly.

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Culinary Christmas traditions

Culinary Christmas traditions of different peoples in different countries and at different times can be considered similar from the point of view of two main characteristics. One of them is on the table should be plenty and rich! The second is the symbolism of the dishes or the whole menu Christmas buffet in General.

Symbolism of new year’s eve menu

By the way, the second characteristic, is also the reason for such a different set of dishes on home family dinner of the year in different parts of the globe.

Christmas table is almost always full of dishes with the most complex and rich – as a symbol of prosperity and abundance. Ingredients for holiday treats are chosen from the most costly and sophisticated products. There is a place and the usual snacks – but the cut, layout and flow are very different from the everyday.

Meat culinary new year traditions

Depending on the preferences of this or that mistress, tastes of her family, national traditions and new-fangled culinary trends the main dish prepared from meat, poultry or fish, and often several. For example, baked chicken, jellied minced meat and fish platter of salted and smoked delicacies. Or roasted pig, fish in aspic and sliced smoked Turkey and chicken. In France, Continue reading

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