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Festivals and celebrations in Hong Kong

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Many people dream to visit Hong Kong and to see this city is to stroll along the promenade, climb to Victoria Peak, overlooking the world-famous panorama. But Hong Kong is not only a modern city with a palisade of skyscrapers and attractions for every taste. The most amazing thing is how the locals follow the traditions, respect and love their culture. You will see this if you visit it during one of the traditional holidays or festivals.

Folk festivals in the period of Chinese new year is, of course, the main event of the year, but the holiday calendar is not limited to a single holiday, Hong Kong is a year-round color and fun. In may and June there will be several festivals that are of interest to tourists.

Hong Kong holidays are tied to the Lunar calendar, therefore it is relatively familiar to us Gregorian they change every year.

In may pass directly 3 festival devoted to important to the people of Hong Kong religious holidays.

11 may in Hong Kong to celebrate the birthday of the sea goddess tin Hau – patroness of seafarers and fishermen. The life and prosperity of Hong Kong is inextricably linked with the sea, so the locals Continue reading

Holiday masks, and fun

“I hid under clothes and a clown mask.

My thoughts, intentions, actions unexpected.

I am able to constantly transform and laughing to do that

what may seem to many prohibited or obscene.

To love, not love…”.

Giacomo Casanova.

From 6 to 16 February will be one of the most famous carnival of Venice. Each year, it welcomes throngs of tourists to see and participate in this great event.

The carnival originates from the times of ancient Roman festivals and feasts in honor of the God Saturn, which began after harvest during the winter solstice and was known for a long period of mass celebrations. It is not excluded that here take their origin and carnival masks: as during Saturnalia, slaves were able to sit at the tables together with the owners, and to racial and class prejudices did not spoil the holiday, all wore masks.

There is also a medieval legend about the origin of the carnival. Once the pirates kidnapped the young Veneziano. Men went in pursuit and released beautiful girls. In honor of this event has been hosted a fun holiday that has been celebrated every year.

Before the carnival lasted six months and during the time of the meeting had worn off the edge Continue reading

Festivals and events in South Korea

January 01 — January 15

Holiday mountain trout in the province of Hwacheon

In South Korea, every year in January begins the holiday mountain trout. Tens of thousands of ice fishing enthusiasts from across the country gather in the province of Hwacheon, to try their luck on the ice of lake Pareho. The highlight of the festival are competitions on fishing in the icy water with his bare hands.

17 February

Korean holiday Haborym

Holiday Haborym (Full moon festival) is celebrated on 15 th day of the 1st lunar month. Convol Aborym — a holiday traditionally celebrated throughout the village, on this day people wish each other to have passed their woes and failures in the New year, and that year was held in abundance.

The South Koreans have great respect to holidays and celebrate them with colorful and noisy. The world-this country is famous for its festivals, become a spectator and a participant which everybody throughout the year, with your eyes on seeing these bright, lively and amazingly beautiful celebrations of life.

New year Koreans celebrate twice: to go on the holiday of the New year of the solar calendar is celebrated here quite quietly and modestly, in a circle Continue reading

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