Customs of Japan and South Korea

Japan. Modern traditions and customs
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Girls Holiday in Japan, Hinamatsuri

It’s great still to be born a girl. Adults treat her tenderly and gently. Grandparents indulge, forgiving those pranks that would never forgive the boy. The girl can be both weak and strong. The very nature allowed her to cry as much as she wants, and no it is not condemned. But the main advantage of the younger fairer sex is that they can play with dolls. So the boys can only envy.

All in the love of the girls went to Japan. In the land of the rising sun since ancient times there is a good and a good holiday. It is called&nbsp– girls Holiday . In Japanese, it sounds very beautiful&nbsp– Hinamatsuri .

It was considered the triumph official until the middle of the last century. Then he was expelled from the registry of public holidays. But the centuries-old tradition remains, and the Japanese continue to celebrate the Holiday girls annually. Have it on 3 March .

In those families where there are young girls organized a exhibition of elegantly dressed dolls. Make them out of wood, clay or paper. These dolls are created specially for the show. They are passed from one generation of women to another and are considered great family value.

To display them starting from the time when the family a girl is born. Always put the dolls in sequence. By taking the shelf with 7 steps are made of red cloth and set in plain Continue reading

Family traditions: Korea


For millennia, the hanbok is a traditional clothing of Koreans. The beauty and elegance of Korean culture is perfectly captured by the photos of Korean women dressed in hanbok. Before the advent in Korea clothes Western style about 100 years ago, hanbok was everyday clothing of Koreans. Men wore Chogori (jacket) and paji (pants), clothing the women were cohorns chima (skirt). Nowadays, the hanbok is worn only on solemn and celebratory days such as wedding day, Sollal (Lunar New year) or it’s thanksgiving (harvest Day).

Despite the recent changes, the traditional Confucian structure of social relations still largely determines the behavior of Koreans. Age and social position are of great importance. It is believed that the younger one standing or lower social position are obliged to follow the wishes of senior without objection. Therefore, in Korea, people often ask the age, marital status of a person in order to determine their position in relation to that person. These questions are asked not out of idle curiosity. However, you may not answer them if you don’t want.

The most common Korean surnames are: Kim (21 % of all Koreans), Lee (14%), Park (8%), Choi (or choe), Jeong, Jang, Han, lim, etc. a Korean name consists Continue reading

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Practical seminar “National costumes peoples of Central Asia: history, especially modern usage”

February 25 was held a Practical seminar “National costumes peoples of Central Asia: history, especially modern usage”.

The initiator of the event were the St. Petersburg CCU “St. Petersburg House of nationalities”, it was held in the framework of the project “Multinational culture of St. Petersburg”, with the assistance, support and participation of the Russian ethnographic Museum and the national-cultural associations of St. Petersburg.

The seminar was attended by 50 people, among them: Deputy Directors on educational work, teachers, teachers-organizers and teachers-psychologists, employees of boarding schools and correctional schools, employees of institutions of additional education, teachers of children’s institutions, Methodists of scientific-methodological centers of district education departments of the city; specialists responsible for implementation of the programme of the government of St. Petersburg “Tolerance”.

The event program will include: ▪ gathering and registration of participants; ▪ welcome to participants and introductory report “National costumes peoples of Central Asia” (presented by L. F. Popova – head of Division of peoples of the Caucasus, Continue reading

Traditions of South Korea

Since the government of Korea for several hundred years was a single entity, traditions and customs of both countries of Korea do not differ much from each other. The difference can be noted simply as the difference of two dialects of neighbouring provinces.

Features Of South Korea

It is known that Korea is a very friendly country. And to each other, Koreans are very thoughtful and polite. Any lost tourist Korean will help you to find the right direction, give some tips and advise where, or who to contact, if you have a problem. Besides, South Korea is considered one of the safest countries in the world.

One of the oldest and most remarkable traditions of Korea is a respectful address to elders. No one touches the food until the table came the elder. Also all stand up when he is finished eating and leaves the table. Generally, once the society of Koreans, it is easy to conclude that the status of representative of the people.

Traditions Of South Korea

Traditionally, like all the peoples of Asia, the Koreans are thrilled about the holidays. Any holiday is rest, and a round table with the whole family. On holidays they wear traditional clothes Handbag. The table serves national dishes, some of them quite sharp:


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Democratic people’s Republic

Where is North Korea?

DPRK or North Korea is in Eastern Asia and is located in the Northern part of the Korean Peninsula. It is bordered by Russia and China, with South Korea. The state of North Korea (DPRK) appeared in 1948 under the influence of the Soviet Union. It is controlled by the Labour party of the DPRK.

What historical facts are known about North Korea?

Until 1948, Korea was a unified state. 9 September 1948, was formed in North Korea (DPRK). This process was supported by the USSR. The leader of North Korea was Kim Il sung. At first he was Prime Minister, and since 1972 the General Secretary. All power in the country belonged to Kim Il sung and the workers ‘ party of Korea. From the very first years of its existence North Korea was taken of the emphasis on the development of heavy industry. This has led to the decline of agriculture in the country. From 1950 to 1953 took place the war between North and South Korea. It was more of a war between the USSR and China against the United States. After the war, the economy in North Korea have risen fairly quickly (faster than in South Korea). Kim Il sung began to pursue a policy of personality cult, like Stalin in the USSR.

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The History of Taekwondo as a national martial arts
From the beginning to the mid-twentieth century Korea was a Japanese colony. And as with all colonies, the use of different national perspectives in the cultural sphere were considerably reduced…


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