The Far East is the eastern part of Asia. He understands :

  • East Asia (Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, China, etc.). For the Japan, see shinto
  • Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, etc.)
  • the Russian Far East, in particular the Pacific provinces and their hinterland.

Much of the Far East was influenced by the various Empires of China. Our list also includes the Oceania region.

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Festivals in the Far East and Oceania

Holidays of the month

  • March 1, 2024 (1 event)

    March 1, 2024

    Yap Day

    Today, the Yap people celebrate their culture in Micronesia. Many competitions and traditional dances recall the memory of this #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #yapday #micronesia 1TP5Q1March

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  • March 11, 2024 (2 events)

    March 11, 2024

    Longtaitou Festival

    Today, the Chinese celebrate Longtaitou or Eryue'er. This day means Dragon raising his head. The dragon is in charge of the rain and marks the return of agricultural activities. The culinary tradition is Chinese pancakes and dragon beard noodles. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #longtaitor #china

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    March 11, 2024

    Wenchang Wang

    Aujourd'hui, les Taoïstes commémorent la naissance de Wenchang Wang, le dieu de la culture et de la littérature. Son anniversaire est célébré en visitant ses temples, les fonctionnaires et les érudits du comté se rendent au temple de Wenchang pour faire des offrandes, des sacrifices ou réciter des poèmes. #mythologie #mythe #légende #calendrier #taoisme #Wenchang #WenchangWang

  • March 14, 2024 (2 events)

    March 14, 2024

    Bisket Jatra

    Aujourd'hui, les Népalais fêtent Bisket Jatra, le nouvel an. Deux imposants chariots sont assemblés. Dans le premier, on place les effigies des dieux Bhairav et Betal ; dans le 2ème, l'effigie d'Ajima. Une rivalité est alors engagée entre les équipages des deux chariots qui tirent des cordes pour les diriger. #mythologie #mythe #légende #calendrier #14avril #Népal #BisketJatra

    March 14, 2024

    White Day

    Aujourd'hui, les Coréens fêtent le jour blanc, un mois après la Saint-Valentin. Ceux qui ont reçu un cadeau à la Saint-Valentin rendent la pareil en ce jour, marquant ainsi l'Amour réciproque. #mythologie #mythe #légende #calendrier #WhiteDay #Corée #14Mars

  • March 15, 2024 (1 event)

    March 15, 2024

    flower festival Nude

    Today, the Nu people (China) celebrate the Flower Festival. Legend has it that a Nu girl named A-Rong, inspired by a spider's web, created a kind of rope bridge by which people could easily cross the river. Desiring the beautiful A-Rong, the leader of the Hou tribe tried to force her to marry him. However, A-Rong didn't want that and escaped to the mountain where she turned into a statue in a cave. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #March 15 #Chine #Nu #A-Rong #FlowerFairyFestival

  • March 24, 2024 (2 events)

    March 24, 2024

    Birth of Laozi

    Today, Taoists celebrate the birth of Laozi (Lao Tzu, Li Er). The founding father of Taoism, contemporary of Confucius, wrote The Free Way and Virtue. This major work of Chinese literature has shaped generations of thinkers. #mythology #myth #legend #taoism #laozi #LiEr

    March 24, 2024

    Taishang Laojun

    Aujourd'hui, les Taoïstes rendent hommage à Taishang Laojun, le souverain suprême et vénérable du Dao. Ce dieu du taoisme est l'un des trois purs dont son incarnation sur Terre est Laozi, le fondateur du taoisme. Il est dit que ce dieu est capable de contrôler ce qui adviendra. #mythologie #mythe #légende #calendrier #Taoisme #TaishangLaoju #Laozi #DaodeTianzun

  • March 28, 2024 (1 event)

    March 28, 2024

    Birth of Guanyin

    Today, Taoists celebrate the birth of Guanyin. Chinese form of Avalokiteśvara in a female form, the best known of these legends is that of Princess Miao-shan who became Guanyin, and who was often also known as the goddess of mercy. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #guanyin 1TP5China

Cultural areas in the Far East and Oceania

East Asia (or Eastern Asia) is a region of Asia, including: China, Korea (North Korea and South Korea), Japan, Mongolia (sometimes attached to Central Asia), Taiwan, possibly Vietnam and Singapore, for cultural reasons (these countries are more generally attached to Southeast Asia for their geographical position), the Extreme -Russian East can also be attached to this region.

China was the first colonized region in East Asia and was undoubtedly the core of East Asian civilization from which the other parts of East Asia formed. The various other regions of East Asia have been selective in the Chinese influences they have adopted into their local customs.

The religious phenomenon in the Chinese world is characterized by pluralism, favored by the attitude of the State: since the beginning of the empire (3rd century BCE), the latter has exercised careful control over groups likely to constitute a threat. for power and society and brings overly active sects into line, only exceptionally granting exclusivity to a cult. Syncretism and mixing are common, making the contours of religious groups blurred; we have the impression of being faced with a constellation of philosophies and practices rather than confessions.

Taoism, or rather the Taoist currents, appeared from the 2nd century, inspired by the currents of Yin and Yang and the Five Elements, as well as by the writings of the philosopher Lao Tseu (or Lao-tseu) (老子) dating from the mid-first millennium BC BC, including the famous Book of the Way and Virtue (Tao Tö King), is, with the Book of Changes (Yi Jing), at the sources of Chinese esotericism. These currents were constantly enriched with new influences and provided the whole of Chinese religion with many of its concepts and practices as well as a number of deities.

Founded on the teaching of the life of Confucius, notably through his Analects and the works of his disciples such as Mencius, Confucianism (rujiao 儒教) was established as a state doctrine, reaching its peak during the Song dynasty. Naturally devoted to the interpretations of the ruling dynasties, the original doctrine of Confucius is however not necessarily synonymous with submission to institutions, as some contemporaries observe. Historically, however, Confucianism helped to impose the ideology of the “five relationships” between subjects, intended to strengthen social order and the cosmic link between hierarchical position and celestial virtue.