How to Say “Happy New Year” in Korean, In Korea, New Year is celebrated twice, the solar new year (1st of January) and the lunar new year (1st of February). The Koreans get a lot of holidays during these periods; they enjoy these celebrations a lot, it is really fun and exciting to have two New Year celebrations. Just like the Chinese the Koreans also celebrate the lunar new year, where animal signs are been used for the occasion, they celebrate by having new year festivals and parties, they most times spend times with their families, they travel to their home town and more. An unbelievable fact about them is that they also celebrate the solar New Year just like other countries; they have the chance to experience two new years. If I got the chance to, I will be so happy.
The Korean New Year holiday is called “Seollal” lasts up to 3 days. The Korean New Year is just like the Chinese New Year, the adults wear colorful traditional costumes which is the hanbok. The hanbok for women consists of a wrap-around skirt, a blouse, and Chima while the men hanbok consists of a t-shirt and baji (pants). A lot of dishes are served during these celebrations, fireworks are launched into the sky, and there is a lot of bonding at this time of the year.
How to Celebrate the Korean New Year
There are many ways to celebrate the Korean New Year. There are a lot of things you can do to celebrate. Here are some ways to celebrate;
- As a family you can celebrate by giving respect to ancestors
- Trying new Korean traditional new year dishes
- Doing sebae
- Giving and receiving gifts
- Playing folk games
There are lot more ways to celebrate; you can still celebrate with families and friends. You can choose to have a party indoors with your family. Spending time with your family during this period is fun.
How to say happy new year wishes in Korea
Knowing how to say happy New Year wishes in Korea is a way to wish people well, it shows you give respect to people. Here are some wishes;
- 새해 복 많이 받으세– I wish you good luck for new year
- 새해 복 많이 받으세요– happy new year
- 당신에게 멋진 새해를 기원합니다– wish you a wonderful new year.
- 새해 복 많이 받으세요– new blessing this new year
- 새해에는 모든 소원이 이루어지길– my your wishes come true this new year
- 올해 학문적 성공– academic success this new year
We have learned a little about how to wish in Korea. It is easy to do. Now you can wish your friends a happy new year, I hope you loved it and now we know about the Korean new year.