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Descendants of Korean War veterans on a nationwide trip
Jun 29, 2016
The descendants of Korean War veterans depart for the subsequent events across the country after an opening ceremony held in Yeouido on 29 June, 2016. Descendants of Korean War veterans have begun a trip around Korea. Thirty two university students who are des...

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Haji (하지, 夏至), the summer solstice
Jun 20, 2016
On Haji (하지, 夏至), the summer solstice, farmers would traditionally sow buckwheat seeds, breed silkworms, plant rice, weed chili fields and harvest potatoes, garlic, barley and hemp. The summer solstice falls on June 21 this year. Haji (하지, 夏至), the summer solstice, falls...


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...


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...


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. ...


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...


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 ...


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...


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...