SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s Paper Culture Foundation hosted an event in the United States inviting college students to experience Korean tradition, including folding paper to make traditional ‘lucky bags’ and engaging in customary exchanges of good wishes.
The Korean-American Paper Culture Foundation in Washington, D.C. invited students majoring in Korean Studies at American University on Monday to learn about Korean traditions on Lunar New Year through ‘jongie jupgi’, or paper folding.
At the event, Kim Myung-hee, head of the Foundation, Shin Hye-young, a professor of Korean Studies, and Tina Kang, a jongie jupgi instructor, talked about the traditional ‘lucky bags’ and their symbolism of blessing and good fortune as they folded paper to make them.
The foundation visited Howard County in Maryland last Saturday to participate in a joint Lunar New Year event with local Asians to teach the participants about paper folding.
“We thank the Korean-American Paper Culture Foundation for striving to globalize Korea’s traditional jongie jupgi,” said Roh Young-hae, chairman of the Paper Culture Foundation.
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