You might have already now few or most of the traditions followed by Koreans by watching Korean drams or moves but today we brought to you the few most unusual Korean customs and traditions that will blow you up for sure ;)
1. Throwing Chestnuts On The Bride
Remember watching Koreans getting married in traditional style wearing Hanbok in dramas but you don’t know what happens afterward well there are many traditional customs followed in the real event. One of these is Pyebaek, a family gathering that immediately follows the wedding reception. Here, the bride and groom perform a deep bow to their parents Afterwards, family members throw chestnuts at the bride, who must attempt to catch them in her Hanbok. The number of chestnuts she catches is correlated with the number of children that the couple will have.
2. Giving Piggyback Rides
in the traditional marriages after the chestnuts event, the groom will carry the bride on his back around the Pyebaek table to show his capacity to support his wife for a lifetime also in an ancient tradition in the groom used to carry his newly weeded wife into his home. Even sometimes the mother-in-law and grandmothers get piggyback rides, as well! Wow isn't it fun!
3. Picking Up One’s Own Destiny
A baby’s first birthday, or dol, is an important event n Korea. The event is a fortune-telling ritual called the Doljabi where the 1-year-old child is placed in front of several objects such as books, brushes and piggy banks, etc. The child is then motivated to choose an object from the table. This object is believed, will predict the child’s future. So If the baby selects it will money depicts wealth while a book will confirm he/she will be smart and a great scholar.
4. By Having This Soup You Can Become A Year Older
it is well aware all over the world that the age in case Korean culture when a baby borns he./she is already one year old but do you know Korean celebrate their birthday twice in a year? Koreans usually have two birthdays 1st their Korean birthday, which is celebrated on the Lunar New Year that is Seollal, and their actual birthday. Koreans start the morning of Seollal with a bowl of Tteokguk, a tasty soup gathering all family members and everyone turns a year older together.
5. Taffy Makes the Answers Stick
Taking the Suneung, the standardized university entrance exam, is one of the most stressful tasks of a Korean’s entire life. Before the test, students will often receive good luck packages from friends and family to boost their morale. Included among these gift sets is yeot, a traditional taffy-like Korean candy. Because it is sticky, superstition says that yeot helps the test material “stick” in their minds. Conversely, soft and smooth seaweed soup is avoided, as it could make the answers “slip” away.
6. The Couple Craze
In Korea, Valentine’s Day is not the catch all holiday it is in the rest of the world; only women give chocolate as a sign of affection. But we’re not talking any regular ole’ chocolate. Korean ladies that are truly dedicated to their significant other wouldn’t dream of handing over any treat that wasn’t handmade. As a result, girls across the country are pros at tempering and molding layers of chocolate into adorable, intricate characters and designs with personal messages iced on top.
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