Goodbye Year of the Dragon & Our Little Dragon’s 100th Day Celebration
새해 복 많이 받으세요! Happy lunar new year! It’s the start of the year of the snake and the end of the year the dragon. 2012 was a crazy year for us. Sunnie started a new job, we moved, and then welcomed our son, Tevyn, into the world less than a month after relocating!
In Korea, the traditional first big celebration for a new baby is the 100th day celebration, 100 days after the baby is born. Families have a big feast and invite friends and family over to celebrate the birth. We of course had to do the same and cooked up a vegan Korean feast for our guests.
We had many of our favorite dishes at the celebration, including japchae
and soy curl bulgogi
and green onion pancakes
kim-mari, fried seaweed rolls
and a variety of rice cakes, along with yak-gwa cookies
and finally some yoo-boo cho-bap (tofu pockets stuffed with seasoned rice).
What a year for us 2012 was! Tevyn is also my excuse for not posting as much as we’d like to. My nickname for him (among others) is Captain Timesuck! That’s his official superhero name until he gets old enough to claim his own.
So, his 100th day celebration was all about the food and friends. I’ll post about his first birthday celebration later this year and some fun Korean traditions we’ll be observing then.
Best wishes and blessings for a wonderful year of the snake!