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SOUTH KOREA

 

A state in the northeastern part of Asia, located in the South of the Korean Peninsula. In the North the country borders with the Korean People-but-Demokraticheskoi Republic (length of 238 km border). In the West, South Korea is washed by the Yellow sea, on the East by the sea of Japan, in the South-East, the Korean Strait separates the country from Japan. The coastline is 2 413 km. the Total area of the country 98480 km2. The topography of the country is hills and mountains. Main mountain range – the Eastern Korean mountains, situated along the Eastern coast. The highest point in the country is mount Hala-San is on the island Jeju-do. The shores of the sea of Japan is mountainous straightforward. Coast of the Korean Strait and the Yellow sea mostly flat, with numerous bays and coves. Almost all valleys are located in this region. The main rivers are the Han and Naktongan. Major minerals: tungsten, iron, manganese, copper ore, gold, silver. Arable land covers 21% of the territory.

The population is 45 552 882 (1995), the average population density of about 463 persons per km 2. The ethnic composition homogeneous: almost all residents – Koreans, relatively small decreases in the proportion of the population are Chinese. The official language of Korean Buddhism is professed by 27% of population, Christianity – 24%, other religions – Confucianism, chondogyo. Continue reading

Family traditions in Japan

 

Mother and child — do not spill water

Women with babies everywhere — it is certainly not the first thing that can at once be evident, for example, in Tokyo, but still a lot of them, and not only on the streets and in the parks. These tiny Japanese women with the precious burden on his chest everywhere — in supermarkets, hairdressers, subway, in all public places. Women typically carry children in slings or backpacks special front or behind you. Even Japanese designers have designed jackets and coats for active moms with special inserts, pockets, to toddler, sitting comfortably on the breast, was protected from the weather. From the outside it looks funny and unusual for our European eyes. So go in the crowd of passers-by in rainy cloudy day, and you scurry past the two-headed creation in the hoods is a doting mother hurry, as usual with their children, in jackets from Japanese fashion Designers entertainers.

Generally very close contact of mother and child in the first years of his life is the basic rule in relation to the baby. When a Japanese girl decides to have a baby, she already psychologically ready to dedicate myself to this new little man, giving Continue reading

Kazakh culture and national traditions.

 

The holiday Nauryz is one of the oldest holidays on Earth. It is celebrated over five thousand years as a celebration of spring and renewal of nature by many peoples of the near East and Central Asia, and according to some reports and the Eastern Slavs.

Historical information about this holiday can be found in many ancient and medieval authors. In the Oriental chronology, it corresponds to Iranian New year (Nowruz). From generation to generation passed traditions of celebration of Nauryz, Kazakhs, Uzbeks and Uyghurs. Tajiks called it “Gulgardon” or “Gulnavruz”, Tatar “Nardugan” and the ancient Greeks he was known as “Patra”, the Roots of this holiday can be found in ancient pagan rites. By itself, the form of celebration was meant to reflect the love of nature. Despite the antiquity of this festival is preserved in folk memory, and currently has a new spiritual and ethical meaning.

According to ancient chronology, this day usually coincides with March 22 – vernal equinox. That’s why the Kazakhs call the month of March Nauryz. It was believed that this day is updated in nature, the first spring thunder, swelling buds on the trees and vegetation grows wildly. It should be noted that Nauryz as a non-religious celebration of spring and renewal has common roots Continue reading

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