Hello 안녕하세요! The theme for this month's Korean Snack Box is New Year 2021! 😄
Here in Korea the winter weather is still freezing cold but there is reason to celebrate, it is New year! And we will say goodbye to 2020 and welcome 2021!
In Korean the commonly used Happy New Year greeting is 새해복 많이 받으세요 (sae-hae-bok man-i bad-eu-se-yo) and means "I hope you receive lots of luck in the new year" 🤗
Did you know that in Korea we not only celebrate one New Year, we celebrate two New Years! While we also celebrate Sinjeong/신정 the “Solar New Year” that is mostly celebrated around the world, we are mostly focused on 설날/Seollal the “Lunar New Year”. Seollal occurs on the second new moon after midwinter and marks the first day of the new year on the Lunar calendar. Seollal is maybe the most important holiday in Korea so we are filled with joy that we get to celebrate Seollal with you!
During Seollal we meet family and relatives and eat rice cake in hope for longevity and good health. During Seollal it is also common to dress in the traditional Korean clothing 한복/Hanbok. You probably seen and know about Hanboks but did you know that a special attribute of the Hanboks is that they do not have any pockets? ^^ Instead we carry a Bokjumeoni silk bag like the once you get in every Korean Snack Box, and this month you will get a beautiful orange Bokjumeoni that you can use in your daily life or as a decoration!
Chicken Pop / 치킨팝 (only in Large box)
Wanggumteuri / 왕꿈틀이
Choco songi / 초코송이
Pepero Cream Cheese / 빼빼로 누드 크림치즈
Diget ball / 다이제볼 (only in Large box)
Chaltteok Pie / 찰떡 파이
Chamssal Yakgwa / 참쌀약과
Malang milk candy / 말랑카우
Gingerbon candy / 생강젤리
Bokjumeoni Bag / 복주머니. As always you will get a beautiful traditional Korean silk bag or "Bokjumeoni". The name Bokjumeoni / 복주머니 translates to "lucky bag" and is said to bring luck to the person carrying or receiving it. The Bokjumeoni is a traditional item in Korean culture and you can use it as a beautiful and original gift bag, or as a decoration in your home, or in your daily life as a pouch or makeup bag. 😊
In the Large box you will get lots of extra pieces of each item to share and enjoy with your family or friends. You will also get the additional items "Chicken Pop" and "Diget Ball"! 🤩