Korean Culture Day
| Robin Siteneski reporter |
Anyone who has had a Korean classmate may have noticed him or her handing out papers using both hands. This is because distributing school papers is an important task in Korea and using one hand is considered disrespectful.
The differences between American and Korean cultures are significantly, and PSU students will have a chance to learn about these differences during the annual Korean Culture Day at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 3. The event will take place in the Crimson & Gold Ballroom in Overman Student Center and will cost $5.
Performances such as that of the Samulnori, a traditional Korean musical performance, and a fan dance will be featured. Korean pop music or “K-POP” will also be presented.
About 40 Korean international students are expected to wear hanbok, a traditional style of Korean dress, to the event.
As with many culture nights, food will also be available.
Seung Hyung Lee, international student in plastic engineering technology and president of the Korean student association, says they will serve “bulgogi,” marinated beef, “kimchi,” rice, “japchae,” a mixed dish of boiled beans and stir-fried vegetables, and desserts.
Lee says he hopes to clarify some of the misconceptions about his country during the event as well.
“Many foreigners think all of Koreans like eating dog soup, but it is just partly true,” he said.