Monday, January 23, 2012

The Year of the Dragon

Known to most as Chinese or Lunar New Year, Seollal as it's known in Korean, fell on January 23 this year.  

2012 is the year of the black dragon and is said to be especially lucky.  

The days before and after the official New Year's Day are also recognized as holidays and the entire vacation is a time to pay respect to ancestors and to spend with family.
 Aside from Chuseok, Seollal is the biggest holiday in Korean culture.
 Common practices during Seollal are to pay respect to ancestors, give gifts to friends and family and to eat traditional foods like tteok guk.

With our four-day weekend Ryan and I traveled to a nearby ski resort.
We got home last night to enjoy our last day of Seollal vacation before heading back to work tomorrow.  
More on our trip soon.

Happy New Year!

{Read more about Seollal here if you're interested.}

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