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Foreign students, experience in “traditional coming-of-age ceremony” wearing traditional hats and hairpins N

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  • Date : 2023.05.23 21:06
  • Publication Date : 2023.05.12
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YU held an event to celebrate “Coming-of-Age Day” with international students.

Providing an opportunity to understand Korean culture by experiencing traditional Korean rituals at Folk Village

[May 12, 2023]

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Foreign students gathered at Gugye Confucian Academy in Folk Village of YU (President CHOI Oe-chool) wearing traditional hats and hairpins.

YU prepared an event to experience Korean traditional coming-of-age ceremonies, Gwanrye and Gyerye, on Coming of Age Day (3rd Monday in May every year) on the 12th for foreigner students.

Gwanrye is a Korean traditional coming-of-age ceremony for male persons from 15 years to 20 years to wear topknots and crowns with invitation of high learning and virtue guests.Gyerye is a ceremony to accept adult girls by loosening the hair of young girls and by making ponytails with insertion of hairpins.

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Foreign students and Korean students participated in Gwanrye and Gyerye ceremonies wearing Korean traditional clothes and enjoyed the coming-of-age ceremony. 

Tolosa Gutu Abraham (26, YU Park Chung-hee Graduate School of Saemaul, 1st class) from Ethiopia participated in the Gwanrye ceremony and said, “It was a very interesting and enjoyable time to experience Korean traditional culture. I want to experience various Korean cultures and build many memories while studying abroad.

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President PARK Seung-woo of YU Faculty of International Education was invited to the Gwanrye ceremony of coming-of-age ceremony as an important guest and said, “I hope you to have an opportunity to think about your pride and responsibility once again as an adult by directly experiencing the traditional Korean ritual. I hope that foreign students will also experience Korean ritual culture and become an opportunity to understand Korean culture a little more.”

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