All posts tagged "Lunar New Year"

  • Heavy traffic congestion occurs on southbound lanes of the Seoul-Busan Expressway in Hwaseong, south of Seoul, ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays on Feb. 17, 2015. (Yonhap)
    Mass exodus begins for Lunar New Year

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — The annual migration of South Koreans for the Lunar New Year began Tuesday with millions heading to their hometowns ahead of the traditional holiday. Lunar New Year’s Day, which falls on Thursday this year,...

    • Posted February 17, 2015
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  • The Korean Language and Culture Foundation hosted a Lunar New Year celebration Saturday.
    Lunar New Year gathers diverse group to celebrate Korean culture in SF

    San Francisco Korean language students celebrated Lunar New Year Saturday at Sunnyvale’s Dae Sung Korean Presbyterian Church. Held by the Korean Language and Culture Foundation, the event welcomed a diverse group that included Milpitas Mayor Jose Esteves...

    • Posted February 10, 2015
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  • A dancer performs during a press conference about Lunar New Year Festival 2015 at Flushing Town Hall.
    Flushing Town Hall in NY to host Lunar New Year Festival

    Flushing Town Hall in New York will host Lunar New Year Festival 2015 from Feb. 14-22. On Feb. 20, A joint Korean-Chinese dance performance featuring live music with traditional instruments from both countries will be put on,...

    • Posted February 5, 2015
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  • Spam gift sets are hot in Korea at this time of the year. (Newsis)
    Spam was most purchased Lunar New Year’s gift in S. Korea last year

    Koreans love Spam or canned pork products. At no other time is this phenomenon more evident than around the Lunar New Year (Seollal), when the canned meat is sold in ornate gift sets. According to a report released...

    • Posted February 4, 2015
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  • Senator Tony Ann Stavinsky, third from right, speaks at a press conference Thursday about a law that calls for Lunar New Year to be designated a public school holiday.
    NY governor signs law designating Lunar New Year as public school holiday

    Lunar New Year may become a public school holiday in New York under a law signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo Wednesday. The law calls for public school holidays for days on which a considerable proportion of students...

    • Posted December 19, 2014
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    What about sebae-don?

    (PHOTO NEWS) Wonderland Avenue Elementary school in Los Angeles staged a Korean traditional event for the Lunar New Year – sebae (Deep traditional bow). Organized by their Korean Parents-Teacher Association, students and faculty members all got dressed...

    • Posted January 31, 2014
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  • The image of the rice-cake soup prepared by Han Bok-ryo, head of the Institute of Korean Royal Cuisine. 
(Courtesy of the Institute of Korean Royal Cuisine)
    Try Korea’s “New Year’s Day Soup”

    New Year rice-cake soup brings good fortune, unity Koreans are always split over whether they should make more of the Western or Lunar New Year, but if the duration of the respective public holidays are any indication...

    • Posted January 30, 2014
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