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Wind God’s Day

The first day of the second lunar month (Iwol Choharu, Kor. 이월초하루) often was referred to as Yeongdeungnal (Kor. 영등날, Wind God’s Day), in reference to Grandma Yeongdeung, a goddess who was believed to descend to the human world from her heavenly dwelling. Grandma Yeongdeung was an important divinity for fishing and agriculture as she controlled the wind. The day of her descent, depending on the region, is also known as Yeongdeung Halmeoninal (Kor. 영등할머니날, lit. Grandma Yeongdeung’s Day), Iwo

Korean Seasonal Customs

Altar for Village Rituals

Pojedan is a term that refers to the altar and ritual venue for the Confucian village ritual poje, observed on Jeju Island. Generally there are three different types of pojedan: Altars are the most basic; stone walls were developed by the need to build a boundary between the ritual venue and secular spaces; and shrines are the most recent developments, owing to the increase in population and in the number of visitors, which called for a more comfortable shelter. Stone walls make up the most wide

Korean Folk Beliefs
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