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[Weekender] How to celebrate Children‘s Day with family

Children’s Day, which to some may just be a day off to catch up on sleep or binge watch their favorite TV shows, has a rich history indebted to the efforts of one man -- Pang Chong-hwan.The late chil...

Updated : 2016.04.29 19:38

Poets from Korea, Iran to meet in Tehran

Korean and Iranian poets will gather at an event in Iran next week to recite and discuss each other’s poetry. Three Korean poets Kim Hu-ran, Shin Dal-ja and Jang Seok-nam will be meeting with Fateme...

Updated : 2016.04.28 13:24

Indians take to Buddhist chanting to alleviate urban stress

NEW DELHI (AP) -- The bank executive, the book publisher and the social worker had one thing in common: Their hectic lives in the crowded Indian capital had become so chaotic and stressful, they’ve turned to chanting Buddhist mantras in search of calm. The practice is catching on among I...

Updated : 2016.04.28 11:52

New plainclothes morality police prompt criticism in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Tehran resident Sousan Heidari has stopped letting her headscarf slip casually down over her neck and shoulders while driving in the Iranian capital. These days, the 22-year-old with a taste for bold makeup makes sure to pull it tightly over her dark hair, fearful of ru...

Updated : 2016.04.28 11:39

Barcelona bookstores reinvent themselves to survive

BARCELONA (AFP) -- Faced with falling sales and the rise of ebooks, bookstores in Barcelona, the Spanish-language world’s publishing capital, are remaking themselves as cultural centers that offer co...

Updated : 2016.04.27 15:32

Lights celebrate Buddha’s birthday

The annual Yeondeunghoe, the lotus lantern festival, is set to light up Seoul streets to celebrate Buddha’s birthday falling on May 14 this year. The festival, designated Korea’s Important Intangib...

Updated : 2016.04.26 16:15

Nepalese temple, 4 other sites receive funding totaling $1M

NEW YORK (AP) -- The World Monuments Fund announced grants Monday totaling $1 million for five historic sites, including a 16th-century Nepalese temple destroyed in last year's massive earthquake.  It comes one year to the day after the Char Narayan temple was decimated by the magnitude-7...

Updated : 2016.04.26 16:08

Fascinating cultural experiences await at the center of Gangnam

The creative culture festival “C-Festival 2016” will be taking place at the Convention and Exhibition Center in Samseong-dong from May 4-8. The annual festival, jointly launched by Coex and the Wor...

Updated : 2016.04.26 16:03

[Foreigners Who Loved Korea 15] Mowry, ardent supporter of Korean independence

Eli Miller Mowry was born Jan. 23, 1880, as the third of nine children to Samuel Mowry and Mary Miller in a suburb of Bellville, Ohio.  He participated in the Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign M...

Updated : 2016.04.25 17:54

Revisit Joseon era at royal culture festival

At the 2016 Royal Culture Festival, visitors to major royal palaces in Seoul will be able to immerse themselves in the royal lifestyle of the Joseon era (1392-1910).  From April 28 to May 8, Joseon-e...

Updated : 2016.04.25 17:34

[Weekender] Tea resurgence brews

Long before the invasion of western coffee, Korea was a tea-drinking country with a rich ceremonial tea culture and heritage preserved for more than a thousand years. Tea has always been at the cente...

Updated : 2016.04.22 17:46

[Foodie’s Seoul] Editor’s choice for dinner: Sundaeguk

When it comes to blood sausages, Korea has a special take on this international delicacy: sundae. The Korean blood sausage, which is cooked with vegetable fillers until it becomes thick enough, is a ...

Updated : 2016.04.22 14:11

Shakespeare’s hometown welcomes world for 400th anniversary

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, United Kingdom (AFP) -- William Shakespeare's hometown is bracing for a surge of visitors from around the world this month as it marks 400 years since the death of the foremost pl...

Updated : 2016.04.21 11:55

Morocco: one of the world’s oldest libraries is renovated

FEZ, Morocco (AP) -- The settling dust from renovations and the banging of tools are not ideal sights and sounds for a library -- but this is no ordinary library. Founded 12 centuries ago by a pionee...

Updated : 2016.04.20 14:59

Technology meets tourism at new K-Style Hub

Seoul’s newest culture tourism facility, the K-Style Hub, is technology at its finest, offering the very best in information and education on Korea’s traditional culture as well as one-stop shop for...

Updated : 2016.04.18 15:51