SEOUL, Dec.9 (Korea Bizwire) – The ways in which Koreans choose to bid farewell to the old year are changing. Instead of endless drinking, activities such as enjoying cultural events or sharing love with those in need are increasingly popular options.
The employees of Donga Department Store in Daegu will be having a gimbap (rice rolls) party. The meaning of the party is to remind them of the time when the store first opened, with everyone working hard and eating gimbap to save time.
Movie lovers among the employees of Gyeonggi Culture Organization will have a movie marathon instead of drinking all night long.
Employees of a division at POSCO Engineering & Construction decided to get together and cook, reflecting the popularity of the current ‘cooking craze’.
Workers are also sharing love with those in need of warm winter clothing.
The employees of Hyundai Wia Corporation are donating one percent of their salaries and will present warm winter jackets to children who are the breadwinners in their families.
They will also play the role of Santa and present the elderly living alone in rural areas with heaters and other things to help them keep warm.
The employees of Suwon Police Station plan to go to a facility for the disabled to help bathe the patients, and will also cover the windows to keep the cold winter air out.
Gimhae Police Station employees will deliver charcoal briquettes to the homes of the elderly who live alone on high hills.
The National Election Commission of Yanggu, Gangwon Province, donated the money saved for a company dinner to buy blankets and stationary supplies for the children at a social welfare facility in the area.
Officials from the National Election Commission commented that they chose to do community work to make a contribution to society.
By Kevin Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)