Getting ready to celebrate Seollal (설날),the Korean Lunar New Year… a few tips for the upcoming festive week and our regular weekend news too!
The Korean Lunar New Year, one of the biggest events in the Korean traditions, will be celebrated next week January 30th and 31st – which means a 4-day long weekend. This is mostly a time to get together for Korean families – and to pay respect to one’s ancestors. In all cases, expect huge road traffic especially for departing and returning times. Here is an excellent collection of resources from Korea Tourism Organization to prepare this busy week:
On January 31st morning, Korean families will mostly stay home for the ancestors ceremony and spending good times together. Usually amusement parks offer some discounts for this special day… be aware that there might still be big crowds.
If you missed it, our latest blog entry covered a unique soft-toy making atelier where your kids drawings will be transformed into adorable fabric toys. Check it out!
Tidbits & Reminders from recent news
- Snow Activities
Yangju Snow Festival (~Jan26), Seoul Snow Festival at the National War Memorial Museum (~Feb9), longest sledding slope in Seoul in World Cup – Noeul Park (~Feb23), Snow Sledding Field at Korean Children’s Center next to Children’s Grand Park (~Feb 23)
- Ice Fishing
- Ice Skating
Ice Garden (and Skating) at Garden5 Department Store (~Feb 17), Seoul Plaza Rink (~Feb 23)
A few days in advance, Happy Seollal to you all = 새해 복 많이 받으세요!!