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Dano
Jun 08, 2016
The holiday of Dano (단오, 端午) falls on Thursday, June 9, this year, and corresponds to the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. Dano is the smallest of modern South Korea's three most-celebrated traditional holidays, the other two being the Chuseok Mid-Autumn Festival (추석, 秋夕) in S...

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Mangjong (망종, 芒種)
Jun 03, 2016
The day of Mangjong (망종, 芒種) -- literally, "The Day the Grain Begins to be Harvested" -- falls on Sunday, June 5, this year. Mangjong marks the beginning of the ninth of 24 solar terms that divvy up the year, and is a key event on the farmer's calendar. Mangjong always fa...

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Royal palace graced by Hanbok
May 27, 2016
People walk around Gyeongbokgung Palace in traditional Hanbok attire, bringing color to all corners of the ancient royal residence. The colors of Hanbok shine ever brighter when they're seen on the grounds of an ancient royal palace covered with summer greenery. ...

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Soman (소만, 小滿): Day of Steady Growth
May 20, 2016
Soman, the Day of Steady Growth, falls on May 21 this year. The traditional agricultural day of Soman (소만, 小滿), the Day of Steady Growth, falls on May 21 this year. It is the eighth of 24 solar intervals throughout the year, and falls between Ipha (입하, 立夏), May 5, the Thresh...

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Buddha’s Birthday celebrated in Seoul
May 16, 2016
A ceremony to mark Buddha’s birthday is carried out at Jogyesa Temple in Seoul on May 14. Jogyesa Temple in central Seoul played host to a celebration marking Buddha’s 2,560th birthday on May 14. The celebration began with a cleaning ceremony for the temple a...

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Teacher's Day
May 13, 2016
To mark Teacher's Day, a student presents her teacher with a carnation corsage. "Reviewing what you have learned and learning anew, you are fit to be a teacher." -2:11 [2-11] 子曰。溫故而知新、可以爲師矣。 "The Analects" (논어, 論語) were compiled in their final form in or around 210 ...

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Samgyetang lures 4,000 employees to Seoul
May 10, 2016
A 4,000-strong group of employees from the Chinese healthcare company Nanjing Joymain Science & Technology gathers at the Banpo Hangang River Park in Seoul to enjoy a samgyetang dinner on May 6. Over 4,000 Chinese tourists gathered in Moonlight Square at the Banpo Hangang P...

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Realizing your dreams will bring a bright future: presi...
May 09, 2016
President Park Geun-hye enjoys a performance with children during a spring outing to mark Children’s Day on May 5. The laughter of children filled the front garden of Cheong Wa Dae on May 5. About 300 children from remote areas of the country or with multicultural backgr...

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Korea pushes agricultural processing skills worldwide
Apr 20, 2016
New manuals will explain how to manage fruit after harvesting, announced the Rural Development Administration on April 18. The English-language manuals on the postharvest management of mangos, bananas, pears and strawberries will be shared with 30 countries across Asia and Africa...

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Gogu (곡우, 穀雨), the start of the agricultural year
Apr 20, 2016
Gogu (곡우, 穀雨) -- literally "Grain Rain" Day -- falls on Wednesday, April 20, this year. It marks the beginning of the sixth of the year's 24 solar terms, and it falls between the spring equinox (March 20) and the summer solstice (June 20). Gogu is the day when, traditiona...