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Nabil Rite

Naphyang (Kor. 납향, Chin. 臘享, lit. Nabil rite) refers to the worship service held on Nabil (Kor. 납일, Chin. 臘日, Hunting Day, falls in the twelfth lunar month) and is intended to inform the gods about the major events of the year as well as the outcome of the year’s farming. The custom is also known as nappyeongje (Kor. 납평제, Chin. 臘平祭), palsa (Kor. 팔사, Chin. 八蜡), sa (Kor. 사, Chin. 蜡), or ja (Kor. 자, Chin. 䄍). Long time ago, the day of the naphyang service, Nabil, used to be the

Korean Seasonal Customs

Holiday of the Ninth Day of the Ninth Month

Jungyang refers to a date where the number of the lunar month and the day are the same and both are odd. Such days in fengshui are considered full of positive energy and include the third of the third month, the fifth of the fifth month, the seventh of the seventh month, and the ninth of the ninth month. Among these days, the ninth of the ninth month is considered the most important and is referred to as Jungyangjeol (Kor. 중양절, Chin. 重陽節, holiday of the ninth day of the ninth lunar month). Depen

Korean Seasonal Customs

Stone Fight

Seokjeon (Kor. 석전, Chin. 石戰, lit. stone fight) was a team game in which two opposing teams threw stones at each other. Prior to the game the villagers divided into two groups and aligned themselves on either side of a street in such a way that the teams faced each other at a distance of several hundred feet. The group whose members retreated first during the fight lost the game. Seokjeon is also known as pyeonjeon (Kor. 편전, Chin. 便戰, 邊戰, lit. team battle), seokjeon nori (Kor. 석전놀이, Chin. 石戰戱, li

Korean Seasonal Customs
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