I know I am a bit late with this. But better late than never. We had a great time celebrating with several families. We had lots of fun and lots of yummy Korean food! Our event even made the local news paper...
Korea uses a different calendar than the U.S.A. That’s why their New year is called the Lunar New Year, they have 2 New Years
Korean Lunar New Year
The Korean Lunar New Year is celebrated not just for starting a new year, but also for happiness and luck to be in ones life. This holiday is called Sonal in Korean and pronounced Soul– nol. You don’t only celebrate this holiday for luck and happiness it’s also celebrated to teach children to respect elders. To do this parents make their children bow to elders.
Korean Lunar New Year: Events
· This day is celebrated on the first day of the Lunar calendar, which changes each year.
· Eldest members of a family perform Charye a memorial ceremony.
· A hanbok is a traditional outfit worn by everyone.
· After eating rice cakes it’s considered truly the New Year.
· You can visit fortune tellers, museums, old villages, and old palaces on this special event.
· Children play games like Yutnori a board game played with sticks, Neolttwigi a Korean seesaw, and much more with their cousins.
|Alaina and Dane|
|David not wanting his pic taken|
|Alivia in her Hanbok|
|Dane trying to sneak cookies|