Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Lunar New Year!

Today is the Korean Lunar New Year. The Lunar New Year is one of Korea's Biggest holidays. The Koreans focus on the family as they celebrate the beginning of the New Year. Children put on new traditional clothes called hanbok. They kneel and bow to their ancestors and elders. Family members wish each other prosperity and good fortune. Then they exchange gifts. Children receive lucky money, candy and fruit from the elders. The family spends time together and have rice-cake soup for breakfast. Children often take this day to play special New Year games. I bet our little Gracie was dressed soooper dooper cute!!

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