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Seollal in Seonyudo

Posted on Thu, Jan 03, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Seollal, or Lunar New Year, is one of the holidays celebrated in South Korea, along with other countries like Japan, Indonesia, Cambodia, and places with a large Chinese diasporic population. In South Korea, it is one of the most important holidays of the year, in which loved ones congregate in festivities that can last for three days. People travel far and wide to spend time with family, dress up in hanbok, the traditional garb, and perform rituals of filial piety and ancestral worship. They play folk games and eat traditional foods like tteok, rice cake, and jeon, savory pancakes.

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Tags: traveling, teach and travel,, seollal, Holidays in South Korea, New Year's in South Korea, Lunar New Year

Ringing In The New Year Korean Style

Posted on Thu, Jan 26, 2017 @ 02:51 PM

Happy New Year from South Korea!  Despite not being a night creature, the motifs have always appealed to me, and Korea delivers. The liveliness, the nonsense, the spectacular karaoke called norebang, the palm-readers, the game rooms or PC Bangs—the possibilities are limitless. But what can I say: even with all the excitement, I enjoy earlier evenings. However, to welcome and further solidify my coming year living and teaching in Korea, I decided I was going to honor New Year’s Eve as truly as possible.

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Tags: Holidays in South Korea, New Year's in South Korea, New Years, New Years Eve

Bring on 2016! Top 3 Achievable Goals While Teaching in Korea

Posted on Tue, Jan 05, 2016 @ 03:30 PM

With 2015  having just ended, and the new year has just begun, it's that time of year when people start reflecting on the past year and figuring out what improvements they can make in the New Year. For us ESL teachers, our lives teaching abroad do not always have to depend on the present moment, and we too can make some New Year resolution goals that can set us on an even better course that feels progressive and inspiring. Here are 3 goals that I believe are acheivable for all while teaching in Korea in the New Year. 

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Tags: New Years, Teach Abroad, saving money in Korea, teach in Korea, New Year's in Seoul, New Year's in South Korea, travel, traveling, weekend travel, skills

Celebrating New Year's in South Korea!

Posted on Thu, Jan 15, 2015 @ 11:05 AM

Like the rest of the world, South Korea does celebrate the December 31st, as New Years Eve, and January 1st is a public holiday, which means most people do not have to work. Public transport will generally operate longer, which means you can get to and from downtown with ease. There are fireworks and many celebrations.  As an English Teacher, you can celebrate it in style, just as you would at home.

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