• Korean New Year
  • Korean New Year
  • Korean New Year
  • Korean New Year

Korean New Year

A rousing drum chorus, pageantry and sumptuous food kicked off the Korean Lunar New Year at Berry College.
 
Berry College Board of Trustees member Sunny Park hosted the annual Korean celebration. The New Year, or Sol, celebrates the first day of the first month of the lunar year.
 
Berry students Laura Smith and Lauren Tracy spoke about their experience last summer at Seoul Women’s University as members of the Bahrom International Program. They talked about the joys and challenges of navigating a different culture. Afterward, Park and Korean students Ye Eun An and Seo Yeon Lee led the audience in the ceremonial Korean New Year bow.
 
The featured speaker, Republic of Korea Consul General He-boem Kim, spoke about the United States Free Trade Agreement with Korea. Kim has a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Yonsei University, Seoul; a master’s in public administration from Seoul National University; a master’s degree in communication arts from Cornell University and is studying for a doctorate degree in media studies from Hanyang University in Seoul.
 
Students, faculty, and guests ended the evening watching a traditional drum and dance performance by the Sugarloaf Korean Traditional Dance Team For Mission.
 
Photos by student photographer Sarah Garrett.