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Korean Thanksgiving – Chuseok Posted by on Sep 23, 2020

Did you know that there are still a few things that South Korea and North Korea share in spite of over 70 years of separation? One of them is that both countries still celebrate two major Korean holidays. One is 설날 (Seollal: Lunar New Year’s Day) and the other is 추석 (Chuseok: Korean Thanksgiving Day)…

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How Koreans Celebrate Christmas Posted by on Jan 11, 2020

I personally have a couple of family members’ birthdays around Christmas, including mine. Ever since I moved to the USA, I sometimes feel my birthdays get neglected under holiday seasons. Although it wasn’t a big deal when I lived in Korea because Koreans celebrate Christmas in a different way. 성탄절 (seong-tan-jeol: Christmas) is a 공휴일…

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What Does “Kwangbokjeol” Mean in Korean Posted by on Aug 1, 2018

Pretty soon, the streets around the country will be flooded with Korean flags, since one of the important holidays in Korea is around the corner. What is 광복절[kwang-bok-jeol]? 광복절  is a 국경일 (national holiday) that have celebrated on August 15thof every year. Direct translation of 광복절  means “the light restoration day.” It is the day that Koreans have celebrated…

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Korean Lunar New Year’s Day in 2018 Posted by on Feb 14, 2018

Thursday, February 15 is Seollal (설날 – Lunar New Year’s Day), one of the most celebrated Korean holiday. If you are around Korean people, you will hear their excitement regarding 설날. This post will introduce vocabulary related to this special Korean holiday, so you will be able to enjoy the festivities with them and also…

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Wishing “Happy New Year” in Korean Posted by on Dec 28, 2017

Hello everyone! With the 2018 New Year fast approaching, it is a great time to learn how to say Happy New Year in Korean. If improving your Korean language skills are on your New Year’s resolution list, this post will help you to learn three different ways to wish a Happy New year so that…

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Important South Korean Holidays in October Posted by on Oct 4, 2017

South Korea has a total of sixteen official holidays per year. There are generally two national holidays in October of every year, but there will be three of them this October. In this article, we will talk about three official holidays that take place in October of 2017. 개천절 (the national Foundation Day) and 한글날…

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Celebrating Korean Lunar New Year’s Day Posted by on Jan 25, 2017

Rice Cake Soup

One of the most celebrated Korean holidays is around the corner. Do you know when Korean Lunar New Year’s day is? 새해 복 많이 받으세요! (Happy New Year!) Although many countries around the world celebrate January 1st as the beginning of a new year, traditionally many Asian countries like Korea, China, Thailand, and Singapore, have observed…

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