The Moon Festival has always remained as part of the well-known Chinese traditional culture. Yet, many of us may not know that Japan also has a similar holiday like Moon festival too, which is called Jugoya (十五夜) in Japanese. In fact, these two festivals both fall on August 15th in the lunar calendar, and they both share watching full moon as their main event of the day. In Chinese, Moon Festival has an alternative name called “Mid-Autumn Festival” because the holiday takes place in August, which is considered the middle month of autumn in lunar calendar. While in Japanese, Jugoya means the “fifteenth night,” which corresponds to the fact that the festival is held on August 15th.
Other types of important knowledge that the island astronomers have recorded are seasonal changes, such as monsoon season and dry season. In order to explain all of this information, and for it to be retained for generations; a series of dances and song were created. Various costumes and prop are used to further cement the important knowledge being shared. These props are called “dance machines”. These dance machines are used to mimic the movement of various celestial bodies, or demonstrate how constellations have an effect on seasonal changes, among other uses.
at the time of harvest. Irrespective of the different timings, the occasion is celebrated with same zeal and enthusiasm across the globe. Different countries follow different traditions and customs on the New Year, mostly related to superstitions and chasing away of evil spirits. This is done so that the bad experiences of the past are forgotten and one starts afresh and hopes for the best in the coming year. For instance, in Australia, January 1st is a public holiday and at midnight, on New Year's Eve, people make a cacophony using whistles and rattles, car horns and church bells to chase away the evil spirits.
1. Mathura The name is enough to tell much about Janmasthmi or Lord Krishna. Mathura is the birthplace of Lord Krishna in Uttar Pradesh, where Janamasthmi is celebrated as the important festival with great enthusaism and devotion. Every year, the main celebration of Janmasthmi takes place in some of the best temples like Banke Bihari, Prem Mandir, and Janma Bhumi Mandir in the city. In Midnight chanting of Shlokas, Bhagvad Katham Rasleelas, Midnight Celebrations are simple and unique ways to welcome Lord Krishna.
Countries like China, India and Israel have their own versions of lunar calendar and celebrate New Year at different periods. Some countries prefer to celebrate New Year in spring, when its time to sow new crops, while others in autumn i.e. at the time of harvest. Irrespective of the different timings, the occasion is celebrated with same zeal and enthusiasm across the globe. Different countries follow different traditions and customs on the New Year, mostly related to superstitions and chasing away of evil spirits.
Two very important holidays take place in this month: Halloween and Dia de los Muertos. These are very different holidays, but have multiple similarities. People all around the world celebrate both of these occasions. Even though there are differences between these two holidays, there are also many similarities. Halloween starts on October 31st.
Every constellation is thought to have a creation story behind it which explains how it came to be. These alignments of stars helped many early humans to understand what to prepare for the next, whether it was storing up on supplies for winter, or to get ready for farming in the spring. While the public does not give much thought to what constellations are and how they came to be, some comprehend them through zodiac signs and Greek stories. Scientists who further research them discover how some of the patterns received their names as well as how they differ from the past and present-day. Without the
Shaw retired in 2005 and passed away on August 19, 2017 at age 78. His contributions to science, mathematics and education are still deeply felt in the United States and across the world. Pi Day Activities Many activities are used to celebrate Pi Day, including pie making and pie eating contests as well as pie throwing. Recitation contests of pi’s digits are common too. Albert Einstein, appropriately born on March 14, is also frequently the subject of Pi Day commemorations.
This happens not once a year, but rather every month! Predictably, it happens around the time of the full moon. The Full Moon Party is the kind of party where Thai whiskey (called Samsong) is sold by the bucket and fireworks abound. If you aren’t able to make it to the Full Moon Party, there is a secondary option for nightlife lovers: the Half Moon Party. This one, instead of being on the beach, is in the setting of a forest.
Name and surname: Lerato Mothapo Student number:28999940 NSSP 211 Assignment 2 1. Describe the phenomena, which the Earth`s revolution around the sun causes. -In a period of twenty four hours planet Earth completes its single rotation. By rotation we mean that a certain planet twist or twirl once. The direction in which the rotation of the earth is in an anticlockwise direction, so that is the reason why the sun is seen as rising in the east while it sets in the west.