• By: OLM Staff

Celebrate Lunar New Year with fun activities hosted by the KCC.

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea and the Korean Cultural Centre Canada (KCC) actively promote Korean culture in Canada. The KCC regularly presents exhibitions at its gallery and event space in downtown Ottawa. The special exhibition First Encounter: Colourful Korea by Gisan, created in collaboration with the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Korea-Canada diplomatic relations, is currently on display.

KCC staff said, “In celebration of the anniversary of the 60th year of the diplomatic relationship between Korea and Canada, we hope to provide more opportunities for Canadians to experience and enjoy various Korean cultural events.”

In the lead-up to the celebration of Seollal (Lunar New Year in Korea), the KCC is hosting various cultural events. Seollal is Korea's most celebrated national holiday, along with ‘Chuseok,’ Korean Thanksgiving. This year Seollal is on Sunday, January 22, 2023. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about Korea while enjoying fun in a relaxing environment.

1. Children’s Arts and Crafts Workshop

When: Friday, January 20, 2023
Where: Korean Cultural Centre Canada, 101-150 Elgin Street
What time: 5 pm
Admission: Free

This arts and crafts workshop for children and teenagers will consist of reading a book about rice cake soup, one of the traditional Seollal Korean food, and making rice cake soup using play dough. Afterward, participants will learn about Seollal traditions and its history and make bokjumeoni (fortune pouch) using construction paper.

2. Korean Traditional Games Competition

When: Saturday, January 21, 2023
Where: Korean Cultural Centre Canada, 101-150 Elgin Street
What time: 1 pm
Admission: Free

The KCC will host a Korean Traditional Games Competition that will include various traditional games like ‘Yutnori’, ‘Tuho’ and ‘Jegichagi’

3. K-Food Cooking Class – Dumpling Rice Cake Soup

When: Monday, January 23, 2023
Where: Korean Cultural Centre Canada, 101-150 Elgin Street
What time: 6 pm
Admission: Free

The K-Food Cooking Class will be hosted by Chef Sunna Na. In celebration of Seollal, participants will learn to make “Dumpling Rice Cake Soup,” one of the traditional Seollal food and then taste their creation!

For more information about these or other upcoming events visit the KCC website https://canada.korean-culture.org/en/1253/board/594/read/120102 or follow them on social media

Note registration for all activities is on a first come first served basis.