Dano Dress(端午-)

Dano Dress

Headword

단오빔 ( 端午- , Danobim )

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Korean Seasonal Customs > Summer > 5th Lunar month > Clothing and Ornament

Writer ChoiEunsoo(崔銀水)

Danobim (Kor. 단오빔, Chin. 端午-), also pronounced as dano bieum (Kor. 단오비음), refers to festive clothing worn on Dano (Kor. 단오, Chin. 端午, the fifth of the fifth lunar month). According to the “Dongguk Sesigi” (Kor. 동국세시기, Chin. 東國歲時記, A Record of Seasonal Customs in Korea, 1849), "On Dano, people present fans to each other; girls wear new red and blue clothes and wash their hair and body with changpo extract." This record placed considerable emphasis on the newness of the clothes worn on Dano, revealing that in traditional Korea common people rarely had a chance to acquire new clothes. There was no rule prescribing what kind of clothes were to be worn on festival days and the choice of attire depended on the economic conditions of the family. In most cases, the new clothes were presented to the oldest and youngest members of the household on three major seasonal holidays – Seol (Kor. 설날, Lunar New Year), Dano, and Chuseok (Kor. 추석, Chin. 秋夕, Harvest Festival, the fifteenth of the eighth lunar month).

Festive clothes for children ages one to seven years old usually featured a jacket with long and wide sleeves adorned with saekdong (Kor. 색동, Chin. 色-, multicolor stripes). It could be an inner jacket jeogori (Kor. 저고리), an outer jacket magoja (Kor. 마고자), or a coat durumagi (Kor. 두루마기). The names for clothes with saekdong sleeves often included the word kkachi (Kor. 까치, lit. magpie); these clothes were the preferred holiday attire for the Lunar New Year’s eve which is referred to as kkachi seollal (Kor. 까치설날, lit. magpie’s New Year).

Dano Dress

Dano Dress
Headword

단오빔 ( 端午- , Danobim )

Location of the encyclopedia

Korean Seasonal Customs > Summer > 5th Lunar month > Clothing and Ornament

Writer ChoiEunsoo(崔銀水)

Danobim (Kor. 단오빔, Chin. 端午-), also pronounced as dano bieum (Kor. 단오비음), refers to festive clothing worn on Dano (Kor. 단오, Chin. 端午, the fifth of the fifth lunar month). According to the “Dongguk Sesigi” (Kor. 동국세시기, Chin. 東國歲時記, A Record of Seasonal Customs in Korea, 1849), "On Dano, people present fans to each other; girls wear new red and blue clothes and wash their hair and body with changpo extract." This record placed considerable emphasis on the newness of the clothes worn on Dano, revealing that in traditional Korea common people rarely had a chance to acquire new clothes. There was no rule prescribing what kind of clothes were to be worn on festival days and the choice of attire depended on the economic conditions of the family. In most cases, the new clothes were presented to the oldest and youngest members of the household on three major seasonal holidays – Seol (Kor. 설날, Lunar New Year), Dano, and Chuseok (Kor. 추석, Chin. 秋夕, Harvest Festival, the fifteenth of the eighth lunar month).

Festive clothes for children ages one to seven years old usually featured a jacket with long and wide sleeves adorned with saekdong (Kor. 색동, Chin. 色-, multicolor stripes). It could be an inner jacket jeogori (Kor. 저고리), an outer jacket magoja (Kor. 마고자), or a coat durumagi (Kor. 두루마기). The names for clothes with saekdong sleeves often included the word kkachi (Kor. 까치, lit. magpie); these clothes were the preferred holiday attire for the Lunar New Year’s eve which is referred to as kkachi seollal (Kor. 까치설날, lit. magpie’s New Year).