Tuesday, January 4, 2011


In Korea they use the western calender for the official counting of years, the New Year is celebrated according to the lunar calendar, providing the occasion for the most important family party of the year.

During a Korean New Years, the family becomes the center of attention. Family does not only include the living members of a family but also their ancestors of the last four generations, because, according to Korean faith, they are thought of still not having left the earth right after their death.
After getting up in the morning, the first thing that the family does is to wish each member a Happy New Year. After first having bowed before each other, the parents will subsequently sit down on the ground and will receive their children's greetings for the New Year. While doing this, the children kneel down in front of their parents, performing a deep bow by touching the ground with their forehead (Sebae).

New Year's eve celebration in the Philippines is quite different compared to other countries. Filipinos literally start the year with noisy fire crackers and any fireworks. Just a few days before New Year's eve, you will see lots of side walk vendors selling different kinds of fire crackers or any stuff using during new years eve. Filipinos are very traditionally in term of family gathering most of them come back home in their places where their parents are still living get together preparing foods and waiting to celebrate the coming year . In spite of the yearly big accidents that happen in the Philippines cause of the fire crackers s and pyrotechnic devices that have resulted in the loss of lives, limbs and properties, still many Filipinos see lighting of firecrackers as the traditional means to greet and celebrate the New Year eve. All members of the family are awake waiting to the clock to strike at exactly 12:00 midnight it means its time to celebrate, 1 min before the clock strike at 12:00 you can hear the sirens and the sounds of any gun and fire crackers from the military compound. and families are followed to enjoy the spirit of new year, it mean new beginning and new hopes for every Filipinos.


  1. i like the kid pictures, happy new year..

  2. How cute they are! And the shots of the fireworks are gorgeous. I wish my shots of fireworks came out this clear.

  3. P.S. I'm so glad you decided to join us for Watery Wednesday! :-)

  4. thanks 2sweetnsaxy for dropping by.....