New Year celebration for expats

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New Year celebration for expats

Expatriates will get a chance to experience traditional Korean Seollal, or Lunar New Year, celebrations at the Seoul Global Center on Saturday.

With the Lunar New Year coming up on Feb. 14, the center is holding a three-hour pre-event from 2 to 5 p.m. that will let expats try on hanbok (traditional Korean costumes) and participate in activities such as cooking holiday foods, spinning tops and playing jaegi (similar to hacky sack) and yut (a board game).

A photo area where expats can take pictures of themselves in hanbok will be set up in the center. In addition, there will be an exhibition hall where people can compare how Korean Lunar New Year celebrations differ from China, Mongolia and Vietnam’s, the center said.

Around 70 expats including migrant workers, immigrants by marriage, and foreign study-abroad students are expected to attend.

For more information, call (02) 2075-4116.


By Kim Mi-ju [mijukim@joongang.co.kr]

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