Year Two, Week Nineteen- Cindy


We spent Lunar New Year at Gyeongbokgung Palace and the National Folk Museum getting a glimpse of some of Korea’s Seollal activities. According to the Korean zodiac cycle, 2014 ushers in the Year of the Horse (which certainly seems more appealing than last year’s snake). Actually to be more specific, 2014 is the Year of the Blue Horse (or the Wooden Horse), which only happens once every 60 years. Seems the horse brings with it a year of progress, bold movements and lots of energy. Of course there were visible symbols and literal horses at the Folk Museum to include pony rides and squishy toy horses and even rice cakes topped with horse stickers.