Korean Lunar New Year

The Korean Lunar New Year, also called Seollal, which falls on 22nd of January, is right around the corner!

It is one of the most important traditional holiday in South Korea and the celebration usually lasts for 3 days - the day before, the day itself, and the day after.

During this period, Koreans would go back home to visit their family and also perform ancestral rites. They would also wear Hanbok, prepare and eat Korean Traditional Festival Foods, as well as play folk games with their families. 

Some examples of traditional folk games that Koreans enjoy playing during Seollal are Hwatu, a.k.a Korean flower playing cards, that usually older people enjoy playing in Korean dramas, and Yutnori, a Korean board game.

You can also try these folk games out if you want to!😉

Check it out:

Korean Traditional Games

We understand that Hanbok might not be comfortable, or feel to extravagant to wear daily in your country, but why not try out the dainty little hair accessories or keyrings that are also part of the Hanbok look?

The Jeogori, Norigae, Daenggi and Jokduri are some of the parts of Hanbok look that makes it look even more beautiful and luxurious.

Jeogori is the top part of both men and women Hanbok. It looks like an outer shirt you wear on top of the skirt (for women) or pants (for men).

The most common accessory of the Hanbok is the Norigae, which is a pendant tied to the waist of the skirt to give off a more luxurious look. A Norigae is made by a traditional knotting artisan using the art of Korean knotting. It was worn by all women, including the Queen herself.


Daenggi is a decorative ribbon made out of cloth and is usually used to decorate a type of hair look called the Daenggi-meori, which was worn by unmarried women in the past. Of course it is hard to braid it alone at home these days, but a modern world calls for a modern way!

Check out this scrunchie that comes with the Daenggi:

The Jokduri is a type of traditional Korean coronet worn by women for special occasions such as weddings. It consists of an outer crown covered in black silk and is usually decorated with ornaments at the top. 

Check out some of the ways you can easily incorporate this hair accessories into your daily life!


Korean New Year Greetings

If you have a Korean friend, how should you greet them this festive season? Here's how you can wish them Happy New Year!

-새해 복 많이 받으십시오! (Formal Korean)

- 새해 복 많이 받으세요! (Standard Korean)

- 새해 복 많이 받아! (Informal Korean)