(Lunar New Year)
Sim from Korea
is the second biggest holiday in Korea. It is
always looked forward to. In the early morning, my
family members get up early and everyone cleans
their bodies, then dress in their best
hanbok (traditional Korean clothes). Then my
mother and I go to church and pray to God for our
ancestors and my father.
On Seol-nal, we play the Yut game
(throwing four sticks).
that we bo back to the house, where my sister, her
husband and I perform saebae (bowing and
paying respect to one's elders) to my mother. If we
do a good job we are rewarded with envelopes of
money and well-wishes. In addition we have
tul-kuk (traditional Korean food made of
rice) for breakfast.
relatives and visitors drop in at my home in order
to do 'saebae' to my mother. They are usually
younger than her, and she entertains them with
'tuk-kuk' and other New Year's sacrificial foods
also visit my friends' and relatives' homes and do
'saebae' to my friends' parents.
play the Yut game (throwing four sticks) in front
of the TV eating apples and pears.
Year's Day is the first day that everything starts
fresh. Every Korean tries to be careful to speak
and behave well because they think if they say bad
words and hurt themselves on this day, they will do
that all the year.
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