게시날자 : 2020-02-11

주체109(2020)년 2월 11일 [기사]


Customs of Korean Nation on January 15th of Lunar Calendar


The January 15th of the lunar calendar is a holiday in Korea to see the first full moon of a year.

The day falls on February 8 this year.

The Korean people have enjoyed the day as a folk holiday since the period of the Three Kingdoms (early 3rd century B.C.-middle 7th century A.D.).

On the day of every year, they used to play various sports and amusement games like kite-flying, whirling pinwheel and tug-of-war and share specially-prepared foods with each other, including boiled rice with four other staple cereals, sweet rice dish, red-bean gruel and dishes cooked with nine dried herbs.

On the evening of the day, ancestors would play with lanterns while enjoying the first full moon.




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