"New Year’s Day"
wáng ān shí
By Wang Anshi
bào zhú shēng zhōng yí suì chú
The New Year is coming amid the sound of firecracker,
chūn fēng sòng nuǎn rù tú sū
The spring breeze has wafted the warm breath with Tusu wine.
qiān mén wàn hù tóng tóng rì
While the rising sun shines thousands of houses,
zǒng bǎ xīn táo huàn jiù fú
New peach wood charms replace the old ones.
Faculty Lunar New Year Traditions
On New Year’s morning, wearing a new dress, we take a special full bow (called SeBae in Korean) to our parents & older relatives and receive money gift. Then, the whole family gathers and eat a special meal called Dduk-Kuk (plain white rice cake soup) and play Yut Nori (Korean Board game). Adults have fun teasing the children, saying that if they fall asleep on the night before New Year's Day, their eyebrows will turn white. Afraid, children try hard to stay up all night... to no avail. - Dr. Eunai Shrake, Department Chair