Korean Celebrations: Festivals, Holidays and Traditions


Korean Celebrations: Festivals, Holidays and Traditions


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Korean Celebrations takes young readers on an exciting exploration of Korea’s colourful festivals and family celebrations – wonderful days that are filled with exciting activities and delicious foods.

This book allows children to experience Korean culture firsthand by involving them in games, crafts, stories, foods and other activities like the following:

Preparing and enjoying delicious Songpyeon – sweet dumplings that everyone loves to eat on Chuseok (Korea’s version of Thanksgiving)
Making your own board game to play Yut-Nori – a game of luck and strategy that’s played during Seollal, Korea’s all-important New Year celebrations
Writing simple Korean phrases using the Hangul alphabet, Korea’s written language – which is celebrated with its own holiday (Hangul Day)!

In this book, kids will learn about many special Korean celebrations and festivals such as:

Dano – the end of the planting season which is full of fun competitions like wrestling and swinging contests
Daeboreum – a holiday to celebrate the moon, filled with special dances, twirling fire, lots of walking and, of course, special foods

… and plenty more. Because in Korea, a holiday or celebration is always just around the corner! Korean Celebrations allows kids to immerse themselves in the lives of their Korean counterparts with these interactive multicultural activities.

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Dimensions 267 × 216 mm

Tina Cho

Author Bio

Tina Cho is a versatile educator and children's author on subjects from language to etiquette to social action. She is the author of Rice from Heaven: the Secret Mission to Feed North Koreans, Let's Learn Korean! and Korean Picture Dictionary, among others. She has studied and taught in the US. She lives in Korea with her husband and children. Farida Zaman is an award-winning multimedia artist producing illustration for magazines, wrapping paper, greeting cards, billboards and books. She is the illustrator of My First Book of Hindi Words. She lives and works in Toronto. See her work at



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