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South Koreans Celebrate Two New Year’s!

tteokguk korean rice cake soup in bowl with meat and egg garnish, South Koreans Celebrate Two New Year’s by Nancy Blackman, food, korea, new year
Image by soscs from Pixabay

The first celebration of New Year’s Day in South Korea is based on the first day of the Gregorian calendar — January 1, which was introduced after the Japanese occupation of the 20th century. This day commemorates a new year by gathering with family and an extensive celebration for everyone’s birthdays, because all Koreans become a year older on January 1.



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Nancy Blackman, MASF

8X Top Writer. Editor: CRY Magazine. Owner: Refresh the Soul and The Shortform. Published in “Mixed Korean: Our Stories.”