What motivates people in Japan? Traditional Hobbies and strange Hobbies.
Among the many representatives of the capitalist West became the fashionable hobby of exotic Japanese culture – an avid Vostochnyi diligently bison Japanese, reading manga, watching anime and sushi. In turn, progressive the Japanese are trying to keep up with the fads – the most popular and a rather unusual hobby among the Japanese is the fascination with the culture of the West. Residents of Japan enjoy teaching English, building this activity into the category of leisure, and reading European classics in the original. The study of Russia, considered to be among the people of Japan a difficult country, became the new original craze in the land of the rising sun.
To find out what motivates the representatives of the Japanese nation, it is necessary to clarify the meaning of the concept “hobby” for the people of this country. Hobby for the Japanese is not just a pastime that brings pleasure and occupying their leisure time. Japanese hobby is a characteristic of lifestyle, social status, financial status, age and sex of the person.
Japanese Internet users are leaving their profiles in social networks, in the “Hobbies” point, usually very common and ordinary classes, a list of which hardly Continue reading
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Residents of Cyprus are very proud of their cultural heritage, which stretches back more than 9000 years. On the island there are many traditions and customs . However, Cyprus is today more interested in the events of 20 years ago than those that happened thousands of years ago. The inhabitants of the Northern part of the island adhere to the traditions and culture of their neighbour – Turkey: are Turkish names, prefer Turkish cuisine and are followers of Islam. Since North Cyprus is annexed by Turkey, the entry of tourists is prohibited. In another part of the island prefer the Greek tradition, the Greek cuisine and profess the Orthodox religion.
Cyprus with its long history abounds with various cultural and historical sights. Organization UNESCO has included in its World Heritage List nine Byzantine churches and even a city – Kata Paphos.
For many centuries the culture of Cyprus were formed on the basis of cultural exchange between Europe, Asia and Africa. This happened because of its geographical location. However, the Cyprus traditions and customs have their own charm. They best reflected in the ceremonies and other special events in a person’s life. Continue reading
It’s hard to find a country so rich in festivals like Japan, where nearly every day of any celebration, and even more. The celebrations are accompanied by performances, processions, music, singing, dancing, competitions, games.
The numerous parties can be divided into groups according to their origin and content. It is, above all, the New year, the “holiday of holidays”. Time complex new year holidays lasts almost the whole winter season.
Significant place in the Japanese calendar is the ancient agricultural feasts, accompanied by ancient rituals. The most striking are those that are associated with rice cultivation. Eastern aesthetics, the originality spawned a whole range of holidays in the contemplation of nature — cherry blossoms, autumn maple leaves, moon.
Many festivals in Japan dedicated to children. The most famous of these holidays girls and boys (tango-but sekku and Hina-Matsuri). In addition, children are indispensable participants of most adult of holidays.
A number of holidays originated as the memory of different historical events: gion, the Parade of the ages, etc.
In Japan officially established on 14 days off, if a holiday falls on a Sunday, it becomes a non-working day and Monday:
1 January — New year (Ganjitsu).
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