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KORUS Festival 2014 Guide (and Time Travel) – μ½”λŸ¬μŠ€ νŽ˜μŠ€ν‹°λ²Œ!

KORUS Festival 2014 Guide (and Time Travel) – μ½”λŸ¬μŠ€ νŽ˜μŠ€ν‹°λ²Œ!

What is the awesome KORUS festival? Here is a full list of what is going on, with links to the places to learn even more! First, the summary:Β  The free KORUS festivalΒ (μ½”λŸ¬μŠ€ νŽ˜μŠ€ν‹°λ²Œ) is happening September 19, 20, and 21 at Bull Run Park in Virginia, in the Washington DC area. Β It is an outdoor festival celebrating Korean culture with artistic performances, cultural demonstrations, and vendors offering a variety of Korean-related and Asian-related food and merchandise. This is … Read entire article »

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Gangnam Style – Cartoon FlipBook Version

Gangnam Style – Cartoon FlipBook Version

Spotted via a post on Mashable, this sure-to-be-viral cartoon flip-book version of the Gangnam Style (κ°•λ‚¨μŠ€νƒ€μΌ) video is sure to find a spot in the history books. Β At least, in the flip-book of history. Gangnam Style Flipbook Video?   Yes, why not? Β It was released just over a week ago by Etoilec1 (Facebook page). Β As of this writing on Jan. 29, 2013, it shows 192,297 views on the original upload (embedded first below, without sound), and about 40,000 … Read entire article »

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Korean Wave Flash Mobs Around the World

Korean Wave Flash Mobs Around the World

Someone commented about the cities this year where there have been Kpop flash mobs and dance demonstrations. The purposes of these events include getting attention to get more kpop in those cities, and just having fun. People are making interesting ν•œλ₯˜ (hallyu = Korean wave) shoutouts to the world that Kpop has fans in their towns. It seems to be “grass roots” and authentic… people are doing it on their own. If there are more from … Read entire article »

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Happy Lunar New Year!

In Korean it’s say hay boke mani padusayo.Β  Happy New Year! Read more below (from Wikipedia): Lunar New Year refers to the beginning of the year in several calendars. It is commonly assumed that they are all based on a lunar calendar, although some are actually based on a lunisolar calendar. These new year celebrations sometimes fall on or near the same day of the Gregorian year: * Chinese New Year * Japanese New Year (before 1873) * Korean New Year (Seollal) * TαΊΏt, Vietnamese New Year * Losar, Tibetan New Year * Tsagaan Sar, Mongolian lunisolar new year Chinese New Year, Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. It is commonly called “Lunar New Year”, because it is based on the lunisolar Chinese calendar. The festival traditionally begins on the first … Read entire article »

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