Category Archives: Korean holidays

let’s eat, drink, and be merry Korean style!

“I love you, here’s some spam”

Chuseok is considered to be the Korean Thanksgiving.  It happens on a different date each year but is during the fall time and celebrates the fall harvest.  People get time off work and spend time with their extended families and … Continue reading

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Buddha’s Birthday: One Day Late

In case you missed the memo, Buddha’s birthday was celebrated in Korea on May 14th.  I was late to the party because I didn’t go to a temple until the next day, oops.  I also went while it was raining.  … Continue reading

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Apple Day!

Fun fact: the Korean word for “apple” also sounds like the Korean word for “fight”.  The word is 사과  which is pronounced as “sah-gwa”.  Schools around the country celebrate Apple Day as a chance for students who were fighting to … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Hope everyone is having a happy new year!  Today is Seollal or the lunar new year, and this year is the year of the goat, or sheep if you prefer. Basically everyone goes home to see their families and eat … Continue reading

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