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Holidays in May in Japan

Japan could compete with our country lots of holidays. Particularly fruitful in this respect is considered in Japan the month of may.

Official holidays, which are days off in Japan fourteen, starting from the New year and ending with the birthday of the Emperor. In addition to the national holidays in Japan you can add another hundred holidays that are not weekends. Almost every day in this country celebrate a holiday, and sometimes two. Such a number of weekends and holidays compensates for short holidays that last in this country not more than twelve days.

However, to the main holiday of the Japanese you can actually add two more. First – it’s the holidays, which adjoins the birthday of Emperor Akihito, celebrated on December 23. The second “Golden week” begins the twenty-ninth of April and ends on the fifth of may. Main leave the Japanese to take the same summer, on the eve of the traditional Day of commemoration. Because at this time their main duty the Japanese believe visit native places and graves of their ancestors.

the “Golden week” includes four of the state holiday. The first falls on the twenty-ninth of April – Greenery Day, then the third of may – Constitution Continue reading

Concert of traditional Korean art was held in the capital (photo) – Newspaper. uz

Concert of traditional Korean art was held in the capital

One of the best musical groups of the Republic of Korea gave a concert in Tashkent.

The bright colors of the Korean national costumes, graceful movements of traditional dance, colorful bouquet of fans — all this was seen by the audience who visited the concert of the National centre of traditional Korean music, held on June 6 at the Palace of “Turkiston” in Tashkent.

The performance of one of the best teams of the Republic of Korea was organized with the support of the Embassy of this country in Uzbekistan and the Korean Foundation for international exchange.

The center was created specifically for the promotion of Korean traditional art. In Tashkent, was presented his main repertoire, which allowed the viewer to feel the whole palette of feelings and beauty of this art.

First in the concert program was presented to a room ’s DaPena” — “Dance on the well-being”. Two soloists of the dance are dressed in historic outfits of the king and Queen, hair of the dancer corresponds to the “kanmuri” — the distinctive headdress of the Royal person. A dance based on shamanistic rituals, amazing special Continue reading

BesTToday. Interesting features of the life and customs of South Korea

Interesting features of the life and customs of South Korea

The whole identity of the Korean people lies in its 5 000 year history and culture. The true spirit of creativity is present in music, dance and the visual arts. In recent decades, as more is the spread of Western culture, but the uniqueness and originality of the art “of the Country of morning calm” does not disappear, but continues to live in synthesis of cultures, acquiring new, more modern, streamlined look.

Pottery and traditions are the pride of the Korean people. Pottery originally came from China, but the current development has already acquired in Korea. World-known unique elegance and delicate bluish-green Korean porcelain.

Classical Korean music kuhak very similar culture with classical music of China and Japan. There are differences, Kugach has its special triple rhythm (the rhythm consists of three beats). Kuhak is divided into two major divisions – it conac (created specifically for members of the highest caste or class) and Mimosas (music of the common people). Music from high society is difficult at the same time slow and solemn melody, in the folk music of various musical genres mixed together, the music is fast and energetic.

Korean classical dance is divided into dance, which is danced at court, and folk dance. Knowledge Continue reading

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