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Busan, Korea: Seollal, Lunar New Year, Charye Ceremony, Jesa Table Setting 12

How To Set The Table for Jesa

On Seollal, before anything else, family members awake very early to cleanse themselves and dress in nice clean clothes. They may even wear a Hanbok, a traditional Korean style of clothing. Next, the table will be set. The table setting varies from region to region and family to family, but there are some basic rules that are followed everywhere.

Busan, Korea: Seollal, Lunar New Year, Charye Ceremony, Jesa Table Setting 4

A Chuseok Charye Ceremony

This past week was Chuseok in Korea, a three day holiday celebrating the good harvest. Chuseok falls on the 15th day of the eighth month...

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Happy Chuseok

추석 잘보내세요! Happy Chuseok! Today is Chuseok in Korea. It’s similar to Thanksgiving in the States. Families gather to remember and say thank you to...

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Sajik Park and Old Traditions

A traditional gate opened onto a path that surrounded a walled in space that sits on the southeastern side of Mt. Inwang. Finding a gate...

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year from Busan, South Korea. 새해복 많이 받으세요. We set the table early this morning and had a bowing ceremony for my husband’s...