All posts tagged Korean holidays

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September 15, 2013

It’s almost Chuseok! Although it is the biggest holiday in the second half of the year, a traditional holiday which is all about family, health, respect, love, and giving thanks for the bounty of good life, the holiday…

Bang Jeong-hwan. Photo courtesy of The Korea Bang Jeong Hwan Foundation.]

Korea’s Children’s Day and Bang Jeong-hwan

May 3, 2013, No comments

May is “Family Month” in Korea. Children’s Day comes first on May 5th. It is only natural to have a special holiday for the children as we also ...

Can you see the rabbit in the moon?

Korean folklore – the Rabbit in the Moon

September 28, 2012, No comments

Chuseok is soon to be upon us. If the biggest holiday of the first half of the year is Seollal (설날, Lunar New Year’s Day), then the biggest holi ...

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Rites De Passage: “Ipchun,” the first day of spring followed by Daeboreum

February 6, 2012, No comments

* This post is written by Yaisana Huidrom, one of the Korea Blog’s Worldwide Korea Bloggers. The lunar calendar of Korea confirms that “Ipchun,” ...

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    2012, enter the Black Dragon
    January 7, 2012, No comments

    According to ancient folklore, the Emperor of the Heavens called upon 12 animals and told them he would hold a race to Heaven’s Gates and reward them in order. Although the ox was the most diligent and arrived early,…

  • Sunrise from Jeongdongjin
    Bring in the New Year at sunrise festivals
    December 26, 2011, No comments

    Counting down at midnight to usher in the New Year never appealed to me. Although it gives you an excuse to go out partying with your friends and family, it really doesn’t give that sense of a new beginning. I mean, it’s…

  • Book inspired Christmas Tree at Seoul Design Festival
    A Merry Christmas in Korea
    December 23, 2011, No comments

    Christmas is right around the corner. Although Korea has a large Christian and Catholic population, Christmas in Korea has an interesting aspect. For the religious, it’s the holiday to celebrate the birth of Jesus,…