[RedRock News] Koreans celebrate the Lunar New Year

Written by Corwin Gibson
Saturday, 09 February 2013 00:00

Saturday, Feb. 9, marks the eve of the lunar new year, and the Sedona Korean-American Association plans to start the year off right with its third annual Lunar New Year Festival at the Sedona Meditation Center.

Local merchants and restaurants will be present at the event, which goes from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes a wishing tree, traditional Korean games and a Korean film screening.

Guests can put their own wishes and dreams for the year inside paper cranes, which will then be hung from the wishing tree for the full 15 days of the Lunar New Year observance until the Full Moon Ceremony on Monday, Feb. 25. The games include a kickbag-type game called jegi chagi and a stick-tossing game called yunnori.