January 2024

Learn Reading Korean – 1. The recent culture of Korean holidays

Learn reading Korean 1. The recent culture of Korean holidays 한국 명절의 최근 문화 Level: Intermediate Download PDF version HERE Powered by RedCircle (The most formal tone – suitable for polished writing or speech) 과거에 한국의 명절은 가족들이 모여서 맛있는 음식을 먹고 즐거운 대화를 나누는 시간이었습니다. 하지만 최근에는 명절동안 가족 간의 갈등이 심해지고 심지어 이혼율도 …

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Why not everyone is happy during Korean holidays, Seollal and Chuseok

Not everyone is happy in Korean holidays.

When we think of holidays, we often imagine gathering with family, enjoying delicious food, and having a great time together. However, nowadays in Korea, traditional holidays are not just a joy anymore; there’s a growing perception of increased family conflicts and, shockingly, rising divorce rates and even reports of domestic violence during these times.

Let’s explore what’s happening in Korea during this time.