HomeBlogsKQED: A Korean American Perspective on Lunar New Year. @rickychoiMD

KQED: A Korean American Perspective on Lunar New Year. @rickychoiMD

CATEGORIES

 

Lunar New YearIt’s time to shed your skin. The Year of the Snake on the Lunar New Year calendar is a time for a fresh start. So says Dr Ricky Choi in a commentary for Perspective on KQED.

While many outside the Asian American community consider the Lunar New Year a Chinese holiday, it’s really an Asian American holiday with Lunar New Year observed in the Chinese, Korean, Mongolian, Tibetan and Vietnamese communities. How did Lunar New Year become so largely connected to Chinese New Year? The popularity of the Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco and other cities is likely the reason.

Choi provides a perspective of the Korean American community on the Lunar New Year. From white oval rice cakes to children showing their thanks and respect for their elders. Hear about some of the Korean American Lunar New Year traditions in this perspective.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Latest

Worth the Time

Must Read

Regular Features

Latest

Discover more from AsAmNews

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading