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Chubun (추분, 秋分)
Sep 19, 2016
The autumn equinox falls on Thursday, Sept. 22, this year. In the traditional Korean calendar, it's called Chubun (추분, 秋分), literally "autumn, unit of time." It's exactly half way between the day with the most amount of daylight, in mid-June, the summer solstice, and the day with...


'It's difficult to translate jjolgit-jjolgit'
Sep 08, 2016
Anna Paradowska, who teaches Korean studies at the University of Warsaw, says that she has been able to understand both Korean and Polish much more deeply as she has been working on a Korean-Polish dictionary. "Because we don't have such a texture in Polish foods." Profess...


Baengno (백로, 白露), the day of White Dew
Sep 05, 2016
The day of Baengno (백로, 白露), literally "White Dew," falls on Wednesday, Sept. 7, this year. It is the 15th of 24 solar terms of the year. It always falls between Cheoseo (처서, 處暑), the End of the Heat, which was on Aug. 23, and Chubun (추분, 秋分), the autumn equinox, which will be on...


Remembering big-hearted comic Koo Bong-seo
Aug 31, 2016
Koo Bong-seo, the godfather of Korean comedy, passed away on Aug. 27 leaving in his wake a lifetime of smiles and laughter. The comedian was 90-years-old. Along with his contemporaries, the late Bae Sam-ryong and Seo Young-choon, Koo represented the first generation of Korea...


Child cancer patients receive locks of love
Aug 30, 2016
An increasing number of people are deciding to cut their hair to give it away as a donation to children suffering from pediatric cancer. Child patients undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia lose all of their hair as a side effect of the intensive treatment. Children mana...


Fifty Chinese high schoolers study in Korea, aiming to ...
Aug 25, 2016
The Donga Ilbo publishes a major article on Aug. 25 about 50 Chinese students who transferred to Korean high schools.Fifty students from a high school in China have come to Korea to study. They are all students in the third year of high school from the New Bridge Foreign Lang...


Special gifts from Chongqing
Aug 25, 2016
Sixty-six students from Bashu Elementary School in Chongqing send a gift to President Park Geun-hye. The gifts include photos of students who formed a giant heart, and handwritten messages of support for President Park. ”Please take care of your health. I hope you can eat well ...

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Cheoseo (처서, 處暑)
Aug 19, 2016
Tuesday, August 23, marks Cheoseo (처서, 處暑), the 14th of the year's 24 solar terms and the traditional end to the summer heat.Cheoseo occurs between Ipchu (입추, 立秋), Aug. 7, the traditional beginning of fall, and Baengno (백로, 白露), Sept. 7, the day of white dew. It usually falls in ...


Malbok, Samgyetang and Bokdarim
Aug 16, 2016
Today is Malbok (말복, 末伏), Aug. 16, 2016, marking the beginning of the final ten "hot days" of summer. On Malbok, traditionally one of the last hot days of the year, people generally eat ginseng chicken soup or other similar dishes to find "balance" between the "elements" in their...


Int’l tourists to Korea top 9.8 mil.
Aug 12, 2016
The streets of Myeongdong, one of Seoul’s main shopping districts, are packed with overseas tourists, despite July's scorching heat. 9,800,000. That is the number of international visitors to Korea counted between January and July, inclusive, this year. The figure is t...