Archive for the ‘Korean Culture’ Category

Saturday May 14, 2011 09:22

Jindogae (Jindo Dog) 진돗개

Jindo, or “Jin Island,” located in South Jeolla province, is home to the “Jindogae.” a designated natural treasure. This species of dog receive special government protection.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 22:35

Chuseok 추석

The biggest and most important of Korean holidays are Seollal and Chuseok. Seollal is the first day of the first month of the lunar year, and thus is an observance of the start of a new year. Chuseok comes on the fifteenth day of the eighth month, and is a big traditional holiday that developed […]

What song comes to mind if you think of Korean songs? Songs popular right now night be what you think of first, of course, but have you ever heard of the song Arirang?

Wednesday May 26, 2010 10:26

Hong Gildong 홍길동

Have you ever heard the name ‘Hong Gildong?’ Everyone who has spent time living in Korea probably hears the name at least once.

Thursday April 8, 2010 01:05

Makgeolli 막걸리 – Raw Rice Wine

Know which among Korea’s  alcoholic drinks has the longest history? That would be none other than  makgeolli, the fermented wine that looks white like milk and contains, among other things, barley and flour.