Traditional Soups for the Lunar New Year
The tradition in Korea is to eat tteokguk or rice cake soup, and manduguk or dumpling soup on Lunar New Year's Day. Eating them is thought to bring good fortune for the following year. Records of seasonal customs from the 19th century say that to make tteoguk, rice cakes are cut into the shape of coins. >> Full Text

Why Many Koreans Dread Family Gatherings
Family reunions during the Lunar New Year holiday are often causes of significant stress among Koreans, mainly due to sniping from relatives. As the older generation becomes less authoritarian, the whole framework of family gatherings is changing. >> Full Text

Hanok Village in Jeonju Is Favorite Lunar New Year's Destination
Motorists' favorite destination on Lunar New Year's Day is the folkloric hanok village in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province. The finding comes from analysis of subscribers to the navigation app Mappy during the holidays last year. >> Full Text

Traffic piles up near a highway exit in Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province on Friday. /Newsis

Girl group GFriend in hanbok or traditional Korean dress pose for a picture on Sunday ahead of the Lunar New Year's Day.

Visitors pose in hanbok or traditional Korean dress at Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul on Friday.

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