The following is a translated summary of a report from the local press. It has been edited for clarity, including the addition of links and information needed for readers unfamiliar with Jeju. — Ed.

Jeju National Museum has announced it will hold a range of special events between Feb. 9 and 11 to mark Lunar New Year (Seollal).  Visitors will be able to participate in folk games and feast on traditional foods such as Jeju’s classic dish bingddeok (buckwheat pancakes). In addition visitors can experience traditional customs such as marking a talisman (wishing families’ health for the New Year) as well as taking part in face painting and family portraits.

On Feb. 10 the first 200 visitors who were born in the Year of the Snake will be presented with a bokjori (a dipper-shaped bamboo strainer which is symbolic of “catching good luck”). — Jeju Sori