Korean Lunar New Year, or Seollal, falls on Saturday, February 10 in 2024. Beginning on Korean New Year’s Eve, the traditional three-day period of celebrations for Seollal is a time of celebrating with family and showing respect to ancestors. Because Seollal is on a Saturday this year, the official public holiday for Lunar New Year in Korea is from February 9 until February 12.
The start of this major holiday in the lives of Koreans, in January or February each year, is determined by the lunar calendar — the cycles of the moon’s phases — and takes place on the first new moon of the lunisolar calendar, or the second new moon after the winter solstice.
The holiday will be celebrated this week at CJ Logistics America, responsible for the North America region of CJ Logistics, a core business of CJ Group, a global conglomerate headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.
The celebration at CJLA’s corporate headquarters in Des Plaines, IL, on February 9 will feature a performance by SoriBeat, the youth Korean music ensemble presented by Korean Performing Arts Institute of Chicago (KPAC). SoriBeat programs include Korean drumming, mask dance, instrumental music (gayageum and danso), chitadae (Korean marching band), and folk songs.
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