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  • Seoul holds colorful Lunar New Year’s program for foreign families

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  • The Seoul Global Center hosted a colorful, traditional Korean Lunar New Year event for foreigners living in Seoul, Seoul City said.

    The event titled “Garden of Harmony” was held on Jan. 22 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Seoul Global Center, which is located in the Korea Press Center building in Jung-gu. Families from abroad had the chance to learn about traditional Korean customs and culture through such activities as trying on “hanbok” – traditional Korean costume – and learning how to execute a Lunar New Year’s bow.

    The participants also had the chance to enjoy traditional games like “jegi-chagi,” which involves kicking a small bean bag, and “yut,” the age-old Korean board game typically played during the Lunar New Year’s holiday.

    The Seoul Global Center handed out various published materials, including a collection of event photos, to the attendees, while members of the center staged a performance. The celebration also featured a display and sampling tent of various holiday dishes representing 10 different countries.

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