Monday, December 31, 2012

KOREAN CULTURE: Saehae Bok Mani Badeuseyo!

새해  많이 받으세요! (“Saehae Bok Mani Badeuseyo!” literally means "In New Year, may you receive many blessings," thus "May your New Year be filled with blessings.")   

Happy New Year!!!

The year 2013 is the year of the "Black" Snake that comes once every 60 years but not until February 10, 2013, the first day of the lunar calendar since the zodiac signs are based on the cycles of the moon.  Most Koreans consider Lunar New Year Day or Seollal much more important than today (the first day of the Gregorian calendar).

2010 Olympic Figure Skating Champion Kim Yuna poses wearing Hanbok.

Please read my old posts below if you want to learn about how South Korea sends off the year and welcomes in New Year and of course what they eat and do on New Year's Day.

A hearty bowl of Ddeokguk


  1. I really love reading about Korean culture in your blog!

  2. Abelard, thanks a lot! Happy to hear that. :)

  3. Korean culture is so ideal because it focuses on elderly respect and art. i love it.

  4. Kstylick, I really thank you for your appreciation for our culture! :)

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