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Oriental Festival Takes Place in Carrara, Italy

The Oriental Festival, to be held in Carrara, introduces the traditional Oriental culture to Italy

October 24th, 2016
Fulvia De Grazia, CD News
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From October 28th to November 1st an event celebrating the Oriental culture is to take place in Carrara, Italy. There will be photographic exhibitions, oriental markets, and visitors can taste traditional dishes and enjoy shows and ceremonies, in addition to a specialized stand showing the benefits of traditional medicines, all accompanied by various performances of dance and martial arts.

Countries taking part in the festival are: Bangladesh, Burma, China, South Korea, Japan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Tibet and Thailand.

Featured ceremonies include the dressing of Kimono, a Chinese circus, a tea ceremony, Indian ceremonial warriors, in addition to at least 400 performances, exhibitions, demonstrations, seminars and workshops, and 500 exhibitors of local products. Guests can personally participate in these demonstrations and learn the art of Japanese drums, take lessons from tea masters, prepare sushi, learn oriental dance or traditional writing, the art of bonsai, yoga and a variety of other Oriental skills and pastimes.

Asian cultures have always respected the environment and a central theme of the festival is dedicated to health and the environment, showing demonstrations of alternative care practices: homeopathy, herbal medicine, acupuncture, holistic medicine, chiropractic, naturopathy, aromatherapy, and many others.

Eastern cultures have a different sensibility and believe that human beings are closely linked with the environment. It is therefore important to lead a sustainable life in harmony with the natural environment. The use of environmentally friendly products and fair trade products are a step in this direction. There is not only care for the body or fair trade food, but also clothing and accessories, derived from nature biological tissue, which does not interfere with the natural cycle of plants or animals, which does not irritate the skin, and which does not harm the planet in which we live.

Buddhist religious practices, meditation and yoga are activities that can reinvigorate the soul and thus help abet the stress of everyday life at home or at work.

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