The traditional Korean New Year and the Gregorian New Year are celebrated in Korea. Korea's New Year is celebrated on 1 day on the lunar calendar, celebrating the event for 3 days in a row.
Korean New Year (Sollal) is a family holidaymaker, on which it is customary to go to the parents, dress in hanbok (national Korean clothing). In the morning of the holiday, it is accepted to eat ttokkuk (sauce "kyk" and finely chopped rice cakes "ttok"). A person who has finished the misku ttokkuk is considered to be one year older. One of the forms of the age report among Koreans is “how much bowl of ttokkuk have you eaten?”.
In many families, the holiday set begins a week before Sollal. Most people buy gifts for parents and close friends, as well as products necessary for cooking dishes for carrying out the sacrifice ceremony: meat, fish, fruits, Korean traditional food, traditional rice Only the most fresh and high-quality products are specially selected for carrying out the ceremonies.
On the eve of the Sollal holiday, all family members together prepare a dish for a ceremony of worship. On this day, about 20 types of dishes are usually prepared, and their set can differ in different provinces of Korea. The process of preparing a holiday food takes a lot of time and effort, which led to the expression "holiday syndrome".
Ceremony of worship takes place in the following way: plates with the names of pretzels and festive dishes are placed on the table, then glasses are filled and slopes are made. Leading "chkhara", Koreans give the memory to their preferences and ask them to protect and preserve the floods throughout the year.
After a festive dinner, the younger family members by age, the children give homage to the older relatives. Such slopes are called "sebe". For each bow, the older members of the family tell the younger ones different New Year's wishes and give money. In modern Korea, this is usually especially liked by children, who are always endowed with money "sabeton" by the older ones.
After completing the ceremony of worship, all relatives gather together and play traditional games. The most popular game on Solal is "junior". In juniors, they play, breaking up into teams, and sometimes the money earned for the New Year's slopes saves the money, which makes the game even more exciting. Also on Solal, the card game "hwathu" is especially popular. In comparison with "Yunnori", she rules in "Khvatku" more complex, but the game is very interesting, and mostly adults play in it.
Sowing for khvathu cards, you, for sure, will not be able to tear yourself away from them for 3-4 hours - it is so fascinating. If you want to take part in such traditional Korean games, like "chegichhagi", run the paper snake "yonnalligi", "tukhonori", ride the traditional swing sets "mityltroltroltvigi." On these days, all kinds of traditional Korean games and fun are held there especially for visitors.