Adopted Korean children and family feel the Korean Culture
Mar. 01, 2019
Global Korean Post
2019 Korean Folk Culture Day was held on Saturday, Feb. 16, celebrating the Korean Lunar New Year’s Day “Seollal”.
Seollal is the first day of the Korean lunar calendar and it is one of the most important traditional Korean holidays.
This event was co-hosted for the first time by Toronto Chapter of National Unification Advisory Council and Korean Canadian Children’s Association.
About 200 people including 40 adopted families attended and enjoyed the activities.
The event featured welcoming and congratulatory remarks, performances, following Korean Traditional Games like ‘Yutnori’, ‘Jegichagi’, ‘Tuho’.
There was an opportunity on the stage for Korean adopted children to learn how to bow on Seollal, which called “Sebae’(세배)’.
Dressed in traditional clothing, a group of children wished their elders a happy new year by performing a deep traditional bow, saying, “Saehae bok mani badeuseyo (새해 복 많이 받으세요)”
They were delighted to receive the lucky bags with new year’s money, on the spot.
A Canadian woman who has adapted three-month baby from Korea. Now the adopted girl is 18 years old and a high school student.
She actually gave birth two children and she has a 30s son and a 20s daughter.
She replied at the question of the motivation of her adoption, “I wanted to adopt. I have looked at several adoption programs. I found Korean program is very good. So, I decided to adopt a baby from South Korea.”
By Global Korean Post
ⓒGlobal Korean Post