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Koreans celebrate Lunar New Year's Day with their families

Updated: 2014-01-31 20:09:52 (KST)
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On this Lunar New Year Day, or Seollal as its called in Korea, many Koreans celebrate and welcome the coming of the new year with their relatives back in their hometowns.
Families like to start their day off with a bowl of ddeokguk , or rice-cake soup that Koreans traditionally eat on Lunar New Year morning, symbolizing that everyone is now one year older.
The children of the family bow to their grandparents for New Years and receive some money which they are either expected to save or use to buy books.
Gathered families also visit their ancestors' graves and pay their respects with a small memorial service.
All in all, Seollal is a day on which families gather to share food, drinks and words of blessing, as we head into the new year.


Reporter : ashin@arirang.co.kr

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jblibao26 (Philippines) 2014-02-01    

I really love and appreciate the culture of Korea, It really inspire me, I wanna go to Korea as in now! ^^