Children’s Day

Happy day, kids! It’s Children’s Day (어린이날)!

My hagwon celebrated the holiday this past Friday by installing a moon bounce in the front yard. Amateur face painters and balloon-animal crafters stood under tents waiting to entertain our happy kindergarteners. My boss also decided to order a catered lunch for the school– kimbap, soybean and mushroom soup, pizza, stir-fried noodles, chicken and pork, songpyeon (glutinous rice cakes), donuts, cookies, and lots of fresh fruit. It was a busy day for us teachers, but the kids seemed to have fun. I probably wasn’t the most popular of teachers as I gave out a test to one of my elementary school classes and made another class do extra class work. Eh, they’ll get over it (unless they decide to return the favor on Teacher’s Day!)…

Look, even Google is celebrating:

Oh! And even Google is celebrating the holiday!

Oh Google, how you know everything…

Here are some pictures that I took during the kindergarten field day. I only wish that I had taken pictures of all of the food! Have a great day everyone!!

Moon Bounce!

Moon Bounce!

Drawing contest!

Kindergarten drawing contest

Miss Sophia getting a bird painted onto her cheek

Miss Sophia getting a bird painted onto her cheek

Kai with his Korea-inspired face paint

Kai with his Korea-inspired face paint

Silly, loving Bob (also known as "Kim-bob" among his peers)

Silly, loving Bob (also known as “Kim-bob” among his peers)

Lucy Goosey awkwardly smiling for Sydney Teacher

Lucy Goosey awkwardly smiling for Sydney Teacher

Here is a short video describing Children’s Day in South Korea:

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