Korean New Year also known as Sesu, Wondan is the first day of Korean lunar calendar. It is one of the most significant Korean holidays. The celebration lasts for three days the day before Korean New Year day, Korean New Year day itself, and the day after Korean New Year day. Korean New Year is falls on the same day as Chinese New Year. But on new moon Koreans New Year falls one day after Chinese New Year. The next New Moon occurrence of Korean will be in 2033. Many Koreans dress up in colorful traditional Korean clothing called hanbok.
Korean New Year 2016
Korean New Year 2016 will falls on Monday 8 February. It also the New year for Chinese as they also follow the same calendar what the koreans follow. It is a famous holiday for family where they planed lot of happenings to be done. The three-day holiday is used by many to return to their hometowns to visit their parents and other relatives, where they perform an ancestral ritual called charye.
Korean New Year Food
“Tteokguk” is a traditional Korean food that is eaten on the New Year. Tteokguk is a soup with sliced rice cakes.
“Jeon” is also a traditional Korean dish especially eaten on the Korea this Day. As a type of a pancake, it is likely same but to be sliced with a knife. It is ripped apart with chopsticks in the belief of making it.
Korean New Year Games
Yunnori is one of the traditional games of Korea which is very popular. It is played using different types of specially designed sticks. Korean women and girls will traditionally play neolttwigi, a game of jumping on a seesaw.
What is Seollal?
Seollal is one of the most celebrated national holidays in Korea. This year, Seollal falls on January 31 of the Gregorian calendar. More than just a holiday to mark the beginning of a new year, Seollal is truly a special occasion for Korean people.