Daeboreum (Hangeul: ëŒ€ë³´ë¦„) is the day of the first full moon of the lunar year. It comes exactly 15 days after “Seollal” or the lunar new year celebration in Korea.
Traditionally, bu-reom (Hangeul: ë¶€ëŸ¼) or nuts are eaten to guard against boils. Also, Koreans prepare their rice with five different grains. This is called o-gok-bap (Hangeul: ì˜¤ê³¡ë°¥). “O” (ì˜¤) means five; “gok” (ê³¡) is grain; and “bap” (ë°¥) is rice. These are:
– chap ssal (Hangeul: ì°¹ìŒ€) or glutinous rice
– soo-soo (Hangeul: ìˆ˜ìˆ˜) or sorghum
– pat (Hangeul: íŒ¥) or red beans
– chajo (Hangeul: ì°¨ì¡°) or glutinous millet
– kong (Hangeul: ì½©) or beans
I got the above information from a Korean language lecture I attended in 2009.
At home, I don’t really prepare ì˜¤ê³¡ë°¥. I’m not a fan of sweetish rice when I had to eat it with Korean side dishes or kimchi. The closest I got to making ì˜¤ê³¡ë°¥ was this:
The best place to visit during “Dae-bo-reum” is Namsan Hanok Village. They usually have programs for this traditional Korean event.