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Children’s Day in South Korea

May 5th is Children’s Day (어린이날) in South Korea – a day to celebrate children and their value in society. Throughout history and the world, children have been exploited for their labor. In 1923, writer and activist, Bang Jeong Hwan, introduced the idea of a holiday that would promote children’s rights. Originally, the country celebrated …

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Big Folktales Small World – Korean Folktales

A maiden finds help from seven quirky dwarfs after she flees from a jealous and wicked Queen who is after her life. Hungry Jack swaps his cow for magic beans only to find himself fleeing for his life when he disrupts a sleeping giant. Do these stories sound familiar? Fairy and folktales existed even before …

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Easy Mooncake Recipe for the Mid-Autumn Festival 

My family is so excited to celebrate one of our favorite Chinese celebrations soon. It’s called the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節, Zhōngqiū Jié). The celebration is around the new fall moon so under the lunar calendar this year it will be on Friday, September 13, 2019. Many countries in Asia observe this festival including Taiwan, China, …

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