Hanbok (Korean Traditional Clothing) – A familiar Korean culture symbol

Hanbok (한복 – Korean traditional clothing) should be familiar to Korean culture lovers since you can see people wearing it in Korean historical dramas and one of the “must-do” items for tourists in South Korea is trying on Hanbok and taking photos. Koreans wear them on formal ceremonial occasions and for important events. For example, the South Korean President, Park Geun-hye, sometimes wears Hanbok during diplomatic visits to other countries. Koreans wear Hanbok for Seollal (설날 – Lunar New Year), wedding ceremonies and funerals. I have also heard that in some Korean language institutes, students studying the regular Korean program wear Hanbok during the graduation ceremony. Continue reading