Banquet(喜宴)

Banquet

Headword

잔치 ( 喜宴 )

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Korean Rites of Passage > Korean Rites of Passage > Hollye

Writer NaKyungsoo(羅景洙)

Celebration of a special occasion with guests and food prepared by the family.

Generally, janchi is prepared at home for a specific person, but the range and number of invitations is not fixed. Also, the format varies depending on eagerness or economic circumstances and is not confined to a certain style. Janchi is divided into jeongil janchi and bijeongil janchi. The former refers to a fete that takes place on a fixed day each year, like a birthday party. Some birthdays such as dol (first birthday) and hoegap (61st birthday) are more meaningful. These days, wedding anniversaries, especially the 60th anniversary, are celebrated as well as wedding receptions.

Examples of bijeongil janchi include baegil janchi, which is celebrated only once in a lifetime on the 100th day of birth, and a grand three-day fete to congratulate success in a state examination with visiting examiners, colleagues and relatives. Today, when someone passes difficult exams such as the bar exam, the whole village throws a party to celebrate.

Janchi enrich and invigorate life by sharing the joy of a celebratory occasion and commemorating the special days in a person’s lifetime. They represent a time-honored tradition and lifetime rituals as a religious, magical way to fulfill wishes.

Banquet

Banquet
Headword

잔치 ( 喜宴 )

Location of the encyclopedia

Korean Rites of Passage > Korean Rites of Passage > Hollye

Writer NaKyungsoo(羅景洙)

Celebration of a special occasion with guests and food prepared by the family.

Generally, janchi is prepared at home for a specific person, but the range and number of invitations is not fixed. Also, the format varies depending on eagerness or economic circumstances and is not confined to a certain style. Janchi is divided into jeongil janchi and bijeongil janchi. The former refers to a fete that takes place on a fixed day each year, like a birthday party. Some birthdays such as dol (first birthday) and hoegap (61st birthday) are more meaningful. These days, wedding anniversaries, especially the 60th anniversary, are celebrated as well as wedding receptions.

Examples of bijeongil janchi include baegil janchi, which is celebrated only once in a lifetime on the 100th day of birth, and a grand three-day fete to congratulate success in a state examination with visiting examiners, colleagues and relatives. Today, when someone passes difficult exams such as the bar exam, the whole village throws a party to celebrate.

Janchi enrich and invigorate life by sharing the joy of a celebratory occasion and commemorating the special days in a person’s lifetime. They represent a time-honored tradition and lifetime rituals as a religious, magical way to fulfill wishes.