1st of all, Seolla is the Lunar New Year and is one of the most celebrated Holidays in Korea -as well as Chuseok-, this year Seollal falls on January 31st of the Gregorian Calendar, this marks the beginning of a new year, unlike December 31st, this date is not a date to go out partying with your friends; it's about Paying respect to
Most people is getting ready, supermarkets are crowded and gift sets are everywhere, not only people is getting their gifts but groceries as most places will be closed on Jan 30-31st. According to VisitKorea's website the most popular gifts are: For parents: ginseng, honey, health products, and massage chairs. Other common gifts include toiletries such as shampoo, soap, toothpaste, etc. and gift baskets/sets composed of Spam, tuna, hangwa (traditional sweets and cookies), dried fish or fruits.
I'm sorry this post is so random, I'm freezing, the ondol is not doing anything for me and my annoying computer is worse than yesterday, my SHIFT key doesn't work and it's making things far more complicated than they should be...
If anyone ha any cool plans to celebrate, do let me know hehe.
PS. I read it's a tradition to give money to your unmarried relatives and since I'm not married yet, you can send me your presents hehehe.