Tagged: traditional

Seoul, Korea: Bukchon Spring Flowers 4

The Top 10 Spring Festivals In Korea

Spring has officially arrived. The temperatures tell us so. The sun is shining, the heavyweight coats are being hidden away in favor of colorful jackets...

toilet paper stack 3

Toilet Paper: The Perfect Gift in Korea

When my husband and I moved a couple years back, I decided it was high time we had a housewarming party or a jipdeuri (집들이)...

Mapo-gu, Seoul, Mural 3

A Mural Along a Busy Road

There’s a mural along the street just near my house in front of what is now the old Mapo-gu Office. The office has since moved...

Summer Festival Fun, beach 3

10 Summer Festivals

Summer is officially here and while many hope to sunbathe it up on the numerous beaches of Korea or drink some brews and enjoy the...

Seoul, Korea: Mapo-gu Mangwon Traditional Market, fruit and veggies 5

Mangwon Traditional Market’s Good Eats

Mangwon Market is our local traditional market. It’s nothing fancy like Gwangjang Market downtown with its rows of food stalls, vintage section and Hanbok section but, Mangwon Market has some good eats and it’s within close proximity to Hongdae and the Han River so it’s easy to stop by, grab some food and be on your way.

Jesa Ceremony, Seollal, Chuseok 15

How To Perform A Korean Jesa Ceremony

Jesa (제사) ceremonies are performed to honor the ancestors that have come before and paved the way for those that live today and the Lunar New Year is one time during the year that almost everyone partakes in the memorial rite.