새해 복 많이 받으세요!

새해 복 많이 받으세요! means “Happy new year!” in Korean. 새해 means new year, 복  means luck, 많이 means a lot and 받으세요 means please receive. So it literally means ‘Hope you will receive a lot of luck in new year.”

This year, Lunar new year’s day is Feb 8th on Monday. It is the biggest holiday in Korea. A lot of people go to their parents house or oldest brother’s house to make special food for a morning ceremony for their ancestors.

After the morning ceremony, they have breakfast with the food that they make a night before new years day. And then kids bow to their grand parents, uncles and aunts and parents.

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Here is my favorite part of new year’s day! After kids bow to the old generation, adults give them some money!!!!!! When I was a kid, my mom always took that money and said she would keep it for us, but I didn’t get that back 😦

The special food for new year’s day is rice cake soup. I posted about this last year, you can click here to read stories.

You can listen to the audio file by clicking here.

 

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