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The Japanese festival Tanabata Matsuri

In Japanese traditions are always very vividly manifested a sense of beauty that has evolved over many centuries and evolved over time into a kind of cult of the worship of beauty. Aesthetic experience of nature is reflected in the conduct of traditional celebrations and festivals dedicated to the trees, flowers, birds, wind, moon or stars. One of such beautiful holidays is the Festival of Tanabata, which for centuries has enjoyed continued popularity among all segments of the Japanese population.

The tale of the seventh evening

The Tanabata festival is not one of public holidays in Japan, is not a public holiday, but with all the summer festivities he’s most beloved and long-awaited in the land of the rising sun. The name of the festival Tanabata in Japanese translates as “seventh evening” . indicating the date of its holding: the seventh evening of the seventh month, i.e., July 7. Along with this name for the festival is entrenched and more romantic name – Hoshi Matsuri ( Star Festival ), as the basis for the storyline of the holiday was a beautiful tale are two of the star VEGA (constellation Lyra) and Altair (in the constellation Aquila).

Simple story fairytale “love story” found in the folklore of many Asian countries, was based on an ancient Chinese legend. In Japan, the tale is complemented by local beliefs, therefore, in different Continue reading

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Thirst for new experiences is what makes us go on a journey. Bright and unusual, shocking and amazing. This is the lure for real tourist. And the most colorful holidays are weird.

We have prepared for you a list of the most unusual events in the world, a visit is a must. At least once in your life.

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Holi: India

The spring festival of Holi – a very unusual event in the Indian calendar. On this day people drench each other with colored water and sprinkle with colored powders.

This behavior is the desire of good and happiness. It is believed that the more beautiful and motlier your clothes from stains, the more kindness you received. However, this is not the only oddity at the festival.

Mandatory ritual – the burning of effigies of demon Holika, which is very suspiciously like the Scarecrow from our carnival.

Date: March 19.

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