Kids celebrate Korean New Year

Children from La Crescenta Presbyterian Church’s Center for Children ended their month of academic exploration into the Korean New Year by celebrating with food — lots of food.

Parents Grace and Kevin Haah opened their home to the 4- and 5 year olds and their families for the celebration. The dining room table was filled with all types of dishes that are traditional for celebrating the Korean New Year, which was on Jan. 26.

Mary Williams, from the children’s center, said that they used this time to celebrate the Korean culture.

“This whole month was [dedicated] to teaching respect even though we are all different,” she said. “It reminds us that God still loves us all.”

After the children ate a meal of Korean barbeque and tcho gahn jang, a dipping sauce, Aaron Lee’s mom Miae demonstrated the proper way to bow in showing respect to elders. After the bow, children received a quarter from their parent.

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