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Celebrating Jeongwol Daeboreum!

Jeongwol Daeboreum refers to the first full moon of the Lunar New Year, which falls on the 15th day of the lunar calendar. This first full moon is considered to be the largest and roundest of all the moons in the year. On this day, traditions and customs are performed to wish for a peaceful and bountiful year. In 2019, Jeongwol Daeboreum falls on February 19 of the Gregorian calendar. Jeongwol Daeboreum is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Korea’s traditions, and there are plenty of hands-on activities and…

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Celebrating Seollal!

Seollal (Lunar New Year; first day of the lunar calendar) is one of the most celebrated national holidays in Korea. While many observe Sinjeong (Solar New Year; January 1 of the Gregorian/Western calendar), Koreans also celebrate Seollal, which usually lasts for three days (the day of, the day before, and the day after). This year, Seollal falls on February 5 of the Gregorian calendar. More than just a holiday to mark the beginning of a new year, Seollal is truly a special occasion for Korean people. Not only is it a time for…

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Celebrating Hangul Day!

Today (October 9) is Hangul Day in Korea! Hangul Day is a national holiday in Korea celebrating the invention and proclamation of Hangul, the Korean alphabet. Before the invention of the Korean writing system, Koreans mainly used Chinese characters as well as a very old native phonetic writing system. But, this was a problem for the lower class people who weren’t as privileged as the upper class in receiving proper education. The Chinese writing system had very many characters and also it was different to the native phonetic writing system…

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Arts & Crafts Korea is Closed During Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving) Holiday

Chuseok, also known as Korean Thanksgiving, is around the corner here in South Korea! Chuseok is one of the biggest festive holidays in Korea when many people return to their ancestral hometowns (often outside of Seoul) to meet family and celebrate the autumn harvest (in traditional meaning). Arts & Crafts Korea will be closed and not ship out orders during this period. September 21 (Friday) – September 26 (Wednesday) All orders placed as of this time until September 26 will be shipped out as they are processed in order starting…

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