How do the Koreans celebrate Jeongwol Daeboreum (Great Full Moon Festival)?

I have received requests for writing more on Lunar New Year-related rituals and events.  As 11 February 2017 is the day of Jeongwol Daeboreum (정월 대보름) (Great Full Moon Festival), in this blog post I will talk about some interesting rituals relating to Jeongwol Daeboreum and celebration events in which both Koreans and foreigners can participate in South Korea.

Do you know you can sell your heat to the others on Jeongwol Daeboreum in South Korea? “Jeongwol” (정월) literally means “first lunar month” and “Daeboreum” (대보름) literally means “great full moon”. Continue reading

Happy New Year! – How do the Koreans welcome the New Year?

In English, we say, “Happy New Year!”   In Korean, we say, “새해 복 많이 받으세요.” – literally, it means, “Please receive a lot of luck or blessings in the New Year”.   If you wish to know how to pronounce it, please click the link to the Youtube video below: Continue reading