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Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Korean New Year

English new year is first of January, but Korean new year is not the same. It is the first day of the lunar calendar.

On Korean New Year the Korean people eat tteokguk. Tteokguk is rice cake soup and Korean people eat it for good luck. The white rice cake means pure and clean. Korean people also eat jeon on Korean New Year. Jeon is like the pancake. There is kimchi or vegetables inside the jeon.

On Korean New Year, children wear hanbok and eat tteokguk or jeon. The children do special games like yunnori, tuho and flying kites. The children do sebeh for their parents or grandparents. Then the adults give money to the children. If the children don't do that, there is no money.

On Korean New Year, children and adults get one year older. Korean New Year is the same time as Chinese New Year. On Korean New Year all Korean people have 3 days holiday, New Years Eve, and the first and second day of New Year. Korean people still celebrate new year and I like Korean new year because it has 3 holidays!

By Dahae
Rm 5

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