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The BKS Diners celebrate Seollal

The first 2015 get-together of the British Korean Society diners is on 18 February to celebrate the lunar new year:

Celebrating Seollal: The Korean Lunar New Year

Wednesday 18 February 2015, 7.00pm
Kalbi Korean Restaurant, 36, Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 5HP
(Nearest Underground stations are Chancery Lane & Farringdon; Bus Routes, 19, 38 & 341)


Seollal is one of the most celebrated national holidays in Korea. This year, Seollal falls on February 19 of the Gregorian calendar. More than just a holiday to mark the beginning of a new year, Seollal is truly a special occasion for Korean people. Not only is it a time for paying respect to ancestors, but it is also an opportunity to catch up with distant family members who travel home to get together for this special occasion.

During Seollal, Koreans traditionally wear hanbok perform ancestral rites, play folk games, and eat traditional foods. The main dish of the New Year’s day is tteokguk. It is a traditional soup made with sliced rice cakes, beef, egg, vegetables, and other ingredients which you are going to experience on the evening.

The cost will be approximately £25 payable on the day
To reserve your place please email Sylvia Park at
[email protected]

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