According to Korean tradition, The Korean new year begins this year on February 9th. This is a holiday called Seollal. Seollal is a typically family holiday, spent with relatives, paying tribute to ancestors and family elders. Younger family members pay a special bow to the elders, while the elders bless the younger ones and give them “sebaetdon” – gifts. The Seollal holiday is celebrated according to the Korean lunar-solar calendar, so its date in relation to the Gregorian calendar is variable. In our office on this occasion, for good luck, rice snacks were served. Have a Happy New Year, Everybody!