South Korea has 2 calendars, one calendar is called “Western Calendar”, and it is much like ours. They celebrate News Years Day which happens on the 2nd full moon after the Winter Solstice, and Korean New Year’s is celebrated on January 1st. The second calendar is the “Lunar Calendar”. They celebrate “Chuseok”, it happens on the 8th full moon and is known as the Harvest Moon. It is 3 days long.Some of South Korea’s foods are apart of their culture. Their foods are similar to Japanese and Chinese foods. Kimchi is a symbol in their culture. Kimchi is made from pickled vegetables and can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Foods like rice, vegetables, and sushi are statement foods in South Korea’s culture. A stew that they have at special parties/ceremonies is Doenjang. It has boiling meat, clams, vegetables, mushrooms, chili, tofu, and soy paste. It is also one of the traditional fermented foods in South Korea. Deok which is basically a rice cake is also served for special occasions.Some of their traditions and holidays are Dance Troupes, hanbok, and P’ansori. Dance Troupes perform acro and shadow dances in places like parks, but also in theaters. They normally wear a mask carved from wood that normally covers their whole head or face. Dano is a celebration that is just a day of decorations and enjoying summer. It falls on the 5th day of the 5th Lunar Month. This year it is on June 9. The “Dan” in Dano means first and the “o” in Dano means 5th. Dano is the smallest modern holiday that South Koreans celebrate. South Koreans wore clothes called Hanbok, and they wore this everyday before the opening of the new country to the west. Hanbok is a traditional style of clothing. The women wore a chogori, which is a blouse and a very full skirt. The men also wore a chogori, but it was longer than the womens, kind of like a tunic. The men also wore paji, which are trousers. In South Korea the color and style of their clothing depended on their place in society. The common folk wore white, and wore colorful colors for special occasions. The color gold could only be worn by royalty or royal families. Arranged marriages were common there and they still are. South Korea created P’ansori during the Chosen Period. P’ansori is a sung piece of music accompanied by drumming.Some facts about their Democratic Culture are they fought long and hard to achieve the Democratic Society. Women did not have equals rights at that time and some still don’t. South Korea’s culture has been shaped by the pursuit of their modernization. South Koreans do speak english and they have the highest literacy rate. Tangui is South Korea’s alphabet and it was created in late December in 1443. In 1948 they finally decided to split from North Korea’s nation and chose to start a path of westernization. And finally Korea is divided by boundaries but, united by culture.