Thursday, January 26, 2006

Lunar New Year 2006 Actvities

Sunday is New Year's Day on the lunar calendar. On the day, Koreans traditionally eat ttokguk, steamed rice-cake soup in the morning after younger family members make their ceremonial bows, or sebae, to elders in exchange for advice and envelopes stuffed with cash. After that, they make symbolic offerings of food to their ancestors or give a trip to ancestral tombs.

For many, especially families with children, the afternoon is a time spend visiting cultural centers and playing traditional games like top spinning.

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