Sunday, February 15, 2015

Culture Alert: Year of the Blue Ram

Korea (as well as China and Vietnam) celebrate two New Years. One on Jan. 1 and the Lunar New Year celebration, which this year falls on February 18-20

For your Korean colleagues (in Korea), you can wish them
Happy Lunar New Year by phone, text, or email on Monday PM.
(Tuesday AM in Korea).

Koreans will have a 5-day weekend starting Wed K time.

For expat Koreans working outside Korea/ globally you can wish then
Happy Lunar New Year on the day itself, Thursday February 19.

Here is the formal greeting--Sae hae bok mani ba deu say yo

BTW Following Korean zodiac tradition this is the Year of the Blue Sheep or Ram.  A year of contemplation and peace.


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