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Soseo, the day of Lesser Heat
Jul 07, 2016
Soseo (소서, 小暑), literally the Day of Minor or Lesser Heat, falls on Thursday, July 7, this year, and marks the true beginning of summer.According to the traditional calendar, Soseo marks the beginning of the 11th of 24 solar terms. By the modern calendar, the 11th term of the yea...


Migratory birds travel through Taean between Russia, Th...
Jul 06, 2016
Two varieties of migratory bird, a short-tailed bush warbler (left) and a black-browed reed warbler, were found separately in April and in June in Taean-gun County, Chungcheongnam-do. Both varieties are known as 'travelling birds' which move northward in the summertime after spen...


Spanish family models higher birth rate
Jul 04, 2016
The JoongAng Ilbo newspaper publishes an interview with Rosa Pich, a mother of 15 and the author of 'How to be Happy With 1, 2, 3... Children?,' on July 2. The shopping list included 1,300 biscuits, 240 liters of milk, 100 eggs, 95 rolls of toilet paper and 25 kilograms of...


A short but lasting rendezvous with Dokdo Island
Jun 30, 2016
Descendants of Korean War veterans from overseas and Korean students pose for a group photo while waving the Taegeukgi, the national flag, at Dokdo on June 30. “A short but intense encounter.” So said the more than 60 descendants of Korean War veterans from overseas and ...


Nation-wide trip reminds youth about the meaning of pea...
Jun 30, 2016
Students from the UN Korean War allied nations and Korean university students pose for photos on June 22 in front of the entrance to Dutayeon Falls in Yanggu-gun County, Gangwon-do Province. Descendants of Korean War veterans from overseas and Korean students visited Dutay...


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. ...