The Korean Cultural Center celebrated on Sunday the Lunar New Year, amid dozens of students and Korean culture fans in Egypt.
lunar New Year ‘Seollal’ is one of the most important traditional Korean holidays. During the ‘Seollal’ holiday, Koreans used to eat ‘Tteokguk’- rice cake soup, as they believe that eating it will prolong their age for another year.
‘They also used to wear the traditional clothing ‘Hanbok’ while the family members gather in their hometowns and the children as well enjoy the gifts offered by their parents and grandparents.
The year 2023 is the Rabbit year, the year of friendship, peace, and tranquility, it also symbolizes growth, wealth and prosperity.
The participants enjoyed the same rituals of Seollal in the Korean Cultural Center, where they wore traditional Korean clothing as well as enjoying the rice cake soup and traditional Korean games.
The celebrations of ‘Seollal’ began in the age of ancient Silla kingdom. This year the celebration of ‘Seollal’ will be in 22 Jan in Korea and will last for 3 days.