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
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:
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.
Despite the fact that the industry of North Korea after the war, immediately caught up with the pre-war level Continue reading