The Korean Lunar New Year, Seollal, is a time when Koreans return their hometowns to pay to their ancestors, and meet with family members. Let's find out what they do during Seollal!
1. Try ‘Tteokguk’
Tteokguk' ('Tteok' means rice cakes, 'guk' means soup), is a traditional dish made with sliced rice cakes, beef, egg and vegetables. It is tradition to eat tteokguk on New Year's Day because it is believed to grant the people good luck for the year and gain a year of age.
2. Play Traditional Games
Korea families often play traditional games like GoStop and 'yunnori' (a game played by throwing four sticks and moving your game markers) have fun together.
3. Hang lucky bags on trees
Koreans will also hang 'bokjumeoni' or fortune pouches on walls or trees to expel evil forces and bring good luck for the entire year.