A yr of 다사다난 (dah-sah-dah-nan: eventful) circumstances and conditions, 2021 is behind us and the brand new yr, 2022 has arrived. The variety of 2022 personally brings me again to a few of my reminiscences of the sci-fi motion pictures I could watch once I was youthful. These motion pictures usually begin with a quote, resembling ‘In 2022, folks on the earth are shifting to the Moon…’ and a narrative goes on. It sounded extremely far into the long run for a little bit woman within the 1990’s, but it’s right here with us.
2022 known as 임인년 (im-in-nyeon: the Black Tiger 12 months) or it’s the Black Tiger, the thirty ninth yr within the 육십갑자 (yook-sip-gap-ja: sexagenary cycle). The sexagenary cycle is the Stems-and-Branches or Ganzhi. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexagenary_cycle).
Many individuals are excited to embrace 2022 as a result of the mixture of the colour of black and the animal of the tiger hardly ever occurs. Right now, I’ll share some huge occasions in 2022 in Korea.
- Koreans have fun New 12 months’s Day Twice
Some Koreans could not contemplate that the yr of 2022 hasn’t actually come but since 구정 (goo-jeong: Lunar New 12 months) is a extra vital vacation than 신정 (sin-jeong: New 12 months’s Day) in Korea. The primary of January is well known like the remainder of the world, nonetheless Koreans do have a particular option to have fun a brand new coming yr by celebrating 설날 (Seollal: Korean New 12 months’s Day or Lunar New 12 months’s Day, similar as 구정).
This 3-day vacation, 설날 normally comes a few month later after New 12 months’s Day. One factor you need to keep in mind is that there is no such thing as a mounted date for 구정 as a result of it depends on the Lunar calendar. In different phrases, you’ll probably have 구정 on a distinct date yearly. In 2022, 구정 falls on the primary of February. 구정 연휴 (yeon-hwui: a protracted weekend or vacation) begins on 1월 31일 (il-wol-sam-sip-il-il: on the thirty first in January) and ends on 2월 1일 (il-wol-on the 2nd in February).
2. Korean Politics Calendar in 2022
In 2022, Koreans might be busy 행사하다 (hang-sah-hah-dah: to train) their 투표권 (too-pyo-gwon: voting rights) between March and June.
Koreans can have an opportunity to vote for a brand new president. There may be the twentieth 대통령선거 (dae-tong-ryeong-sun-guh: a presidential election) in March. The date is on the ninth of March, and it’s a 법정 공휴일 (bup-jeong-gong-hui-il: a authorized vacation or a nationwide vacation). Korean residents can vote anytime between 6 am to six pm.
대통령 취임식 (dae-tong-ryeong-chi-im-sik: the Presidential Inauguration day) is on the tenth of Might.
동시 (dong-si: simultaneous, on the similar time) 지방선거 (ji-bang-sun-guh: native/regional election, provincial election) is on the primary of June.
3. Substitute Holidays in 2022
There are a complete variety of 118 nationwide holidays in 2022, together with 대체 공휴일 (dae-che-gong-hwui-il: a substitute vacation). Fortunately, Koreans can have two extra extra holidays in comparison with 2021.
한글날 (Hangullal: Hangul Proclamation Day) is on the ninth of October. It occurs to be on Sunday this yr. I hope this further day would convey you time to check Korean in a extra pleasurable manner.
In September, 추석 (Chuseok: Korean Thanksgiving Day) begins on the 9th and runs via the eleventh. 추석 연휴 ( yeon-hwui: a protracted weekend or vacation) normally lasts 3 days and the final day of 연휴 this yr falls on Sunday. Subsequently, it’s going to add yet another day on 연휴 in keeping with 대체 공휴일 법 (dae-che-gong-hwui-il-bup: a legislation of the substitute vacation).
Within the final month of 2022, Koreans should have fun 성탄절 (seong-tahn-jeol: Christmas) on Sunday as a result of 성탄절 on Sunday is just not 적용되다 (juk-yong-dwe-dah: to be relevant) for 대체 공휴일 법.
What are your plans for 2022? Have you ever already made your trip plans? I’m excited for a lot of Koreans that they’d take pleasure in two extra extra holidays this yr. Most of all, I want that they select the most effective leaders in Korea.