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Korean Lunar New Year: Traditions and Zodiac Animals Posted by on Jan 19, 2012

As the holiday season is quieting down in the Western world, the Eastern world is gearing up for Lunar New Year. Although Koreans celebrate both Solar and Lunar New Years, Lunar New Year is one of Korea’s most important traditional holidays. Traditional holidays are called 명절 (transliteration: “myeong jeol”). In our previous blog article, we…

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Korean New Year: A Traditional Soup Recipe Posted by on Jan 2, 2012

Happy New Year! “새해복많이받으세요!” or the transliteration, “Say hey bok mahn ee bahd euh sae yo!” The literal meaning roughly translates to, “May this year bring you many blessings!” Many Koreans celebrate both solar and lunar New Years. Lunar New Year is called 설날 or the transliteration, “Sohl-nahl”. And, the literal meaning roughly translates to…

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