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
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
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