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Korea Booth at the Lunar New Year Festival 2018

On February 12, 2018, The Center for Critical Korean Studies represented Humanities Commons by setting up a booth at the annual Lunar New Year Festival hosted in the School of Social Sciences.

On February 12, 2018, The Center for Critical Korean Studies represented Humanities Commons by setting up a booth at the annual Lunar New Year Festival hosted in the School of Social Sciences. As the only booth with a Korean theme, the Center for Critical Korean Studies was able to spread awareness of Korean Lunar New Year culture by giving out cups of Korean rice cake (떡) to the festival guests. The CCKS booth also featured other traditional Korean artifacts such as dol hareubang (돌하르방), statues symbolizing protection and fertility, and bokjumeoni, money pouches given by elders on New Year’s Day. By participating in the festival, the CCKS  was able to inform many guests of the importance of Lunar New Year’s Day, or Seollal (설날), in Korean culture, as well as advertise upcoming events to the UC Irvine community.