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

Crime Comedy Set to Dominate Holiday Box Office with Ease
A crime comedy starring top actors Hwang Jung-min and Kang Dong-won looks set to be the unchallenged box office leader over the Lunar New Year holiday. "A Violent Prosecutor" attracted 525,752 viewers on its opening day alone. >> Full Text

Traffic piles up near a highway exit in Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province on Friday as people head for their hometowns ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday. /Newsis

Girls take a selfie at a graduation ceremony in a high school in Seoul on Thursday.

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

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