Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Seollal: Saebae!

Seollal, the Korean celebration of the Lunar New Year, involves a traditional bow called sebae (세배; often transliterated saebae to help clarify the pronunciation). It sounds a little complicated on paper—see this description from Korea's tourism ministry—and I was delighted to find, when turning to YouTube for clarification, that videos of adorable small children practicing their bowing are totally a thing. One such video of two very excited little kids decked out in Superman capes:

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