National Tresure
Tradition
Holiday
100

People believed this national treasure helped people predict the weather in the old days.

Cheomseongdae

100

What is the tradition people used to have on Hansik?

Pleople used to eat cold food on Hansik.

100

When is Dano?

It's on May 5th on the lunar calender.

200

This national treasure was distroyed by a fire in 2008. It is an old gate.

Sungnyemun or Namdaemun

200

What is the tradition women used to have on Dano?

Women used to wash their hair in changpo water.

200

People eat turkey as the main food for this holiday.

Thanksgiving

300

This national treasure is located in Gyeongbokgung Palace. It is a hall and there is a pond in front of it.

Gyeonghoeru

300

What is the tradition men used to have on Dano?

Men competed in Korean wrestling called ssireum.

300

Chinese people eat moon cakes on this holiday.

The Mid-Autum Festival

400

This national treasure is located in Bulguksa Temple. It is a tower and made of stone. It has many details in the design.

Dabotap

400

Why do Korean people eat red bean porridge on Dongji?

They believe food with read beans can scare away evil spirits.

400

When is American Independence Day?

July 4th

500

This national treasure is located in Bulguksa Temple. It is a tower and made of stone. Its design is very simple.

Seokgatap

500

Why do people change the location of their ancestors' graves on Hansik?

People believe bad ghosts or evil spirits are not active on Hansik.

500

What is Dongji?

It's the time of the year when the night is the longest.

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