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American College Students Learn About Korean Lunar New Year Through Paper Folding

American College Students Learn About Korean Lunar New Year Through Paper Folding

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 [...]

New Year Money Envelopes Go Digital with Kakao Pay

New Year Money Envelopes Go Digital with Kakao Pay

SEOUL, Feb. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Kim Seung-hwa usually visits banks at this time of year to get crisp new bills to prepare to give Lunar New Year’s cash gifts to her relatives. This year, the 37-year-old office worker in Seoul deposited 300,000 won (US$267) in her digital wallet, Kakao Pay, so she could wire [...]

Tech Savvy Silver Generation, a Smart Health Products as a New Year’s Gift

Tech Savvy Silver Generation, a Smart Health Products as a New Year’s Gift

SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — As an increasing number of people in their 60s and 70s are becoming familiar with mobile and smart devices, a growing number are turning to digital health products for Lunar New Year’s gifts. Auction, an open market, reported on Sunday that sales of a product that can be connected [...]

Lunar New Year Holiday Triggers Cystitis for Stressed Out Korean Women

Lunar New Year Holiday Triggers Cystitis for Stressed Out Korean Women

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of South Korean women suffering from cystitis increases significantly during the Lunar New Year holiday due to stress and a weak immune system, a new study has found. According to data from the Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service (HIRA), an estimated 5,268 people were diagnosed with cystitis [...]

Strawberries and Bananas Popular for Ancestral Memorial Rites in Korea

Strawberries and Bananas Popular for Ancestral Memorial Rites in Korea

SEOUL, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – An increasing number of households are using strawberries and bananas for ancestral memorial rites during the Lunar New Year. According to data from the Rural Development Administration (RDA), over 8 in 10 South Koreans buy fruits for memorial ceremonies, with nearly 1 in 4 serving strawberries and bananas for [...]