새해 복 많이 받으세요! (“Saehae Bok Mani Badeuseyo!” literally means "In New Year, may you receive many blessings," thus "May your New Year be filled with blessings.")
Happy New Year!!!
The year 2013 is the year of the "Black" Snake that comes once every 60 years but not until February 10, 2013, the first day of the lunar calendar since the zodiac signs are based on the cycles of the moon. Most Koreans consider Lunar New Year Day or Seollal much more important than today (the first day of the Gregorian calendar).
Please read my old posts below if you want to learn about how South Korea sends off the year and welcomes in New Year and of course what they eat and do on New Year's Day.
- Korean New Year's Eve
- Korean New Year's Day: Ddeokguk (Rice Cake Soup) and Korean Age
- Seollal (New Year's Day) and the Great Exodus
- Meaning of Seol and Seollal (New Year's Day)
- Seollal (New Year's Day) and Ggachi Seollal (Magpies' New Year’s Day)
- Traditional Seollal Customs ❶
- Traditional Seollal Customs and Pastimes ❷
- Learn How to Make Ddeokguk (Rice Cake Soup)
- Rice Cake Metaphors in Korean Maxims
|A hearty bowl of Ddeokguk|