Today’s Holiday: Sol (Korean Lunar New Year)

Today’s Holiday:
Sol (Korean Lunar New Year)

One of the biggest holidays of the year in Korea, Sol (or Seollal), the Lunar New Year, is celebrated largely by rural people and is a national holiday. On Sol, tradition calls for families to gather in their best clothes and for children to bow to parents and grandparents to reaffirm family ties. A soup made of rice dumplings called duggook is always served. It is customary to play yut, a game played with wooden blocks and a game board, and young girls bounce on a see-saw standing up. More…:

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