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.
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Cyprus. Culture, traditions, customs
The main event of the Festival of the Flood is a fun-filled procession, the participants of which were splashing each other with sea water. Still there are disputes about what is celebrated in this way the inhabitants of ancient Greece? Either they honor the memory of Noah, who was saved from the flood, moored to the shore of St. Lazarus, or celebrated the birth of Aphrodite.
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.
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