Korean New Year @ Namsangol Hanok Village

It’s Lunar New Year’s eve, best wishes to everyone who’s celebrating it. I’ll be taking a blogging-break, updates will resume by around February 14.

Till then, sharing some photos from last year’s Seollal (Korean New Year) when I was in Seoul, at the Namsangol Hanok Village in Jung-gu…

Korean New Year at Namsangol Hanok Village, Seoul
Traditional performances at Namsangol Hanok Village during Seollal

Namsangol Hanok Village is a cultural village with five restored traditional Korean houses and huge garden. Visitors can experienced various traditional stuff (arts & games etc.) on normal days; and it’s a popular place for the locals to celebrate Seollal, with extra activities being held during the festive period.

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Chinese New Year celebration in George Town, Malaysia

Annual Penang CNY Cultural & Heritage Celebration in George Town, Malaysia. You can catch a few glimpse of Chinese traditional culture from the video…

George Town is one of the oldest cities in the country; part of the old quarter has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage.

Happy Lunar New Year 2010

Chinese New Year is arriving on Sunday. This would be the first time I’m not celebrating it in Malaysia; an early wish to my family and friends… Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Sharing a CNY song (a rare English one) by Malaysian songwriter Lleon. Simple tune, cute animation, fitting theme (it’s the year of tiger in Chinese calendar)…

Best wishes as well to the all other folks who are celebrating the lunar new year.

Chinese New Year, fireworks, kids

A photo taken on the 2nd day of Chinese New Year 2009, of my niece and nephew playing with fireworks. Kids are always the most joyous people during CNY…

Kids playing sparklers and fireworks on Chinese New Year 2009

Today (Feb 9) officially marks the end of CNY 2009; CNY is traditionally celebrated from New Year’s Eve to the 15th day on the New Year, each day with its own significance.

Chinese these days don’t have the luxury to celebrate the entire festival though; most people would have resumed their daily (working) routine by the 5th day of CNY, and waited until the last day (the Lantern Festival) for some final celebrations.

Happy Chinese New Year once more… best wishes to everyone.

Girls’ Generation wishing Happy Korean New Year

Korean pop group Girls’ Generation members in traditional Hanbok dresses to wish the fans a Happy Korean New Year. Image via Newsen [Kr].

Girls Generation wishing Happy New Year

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