Korean Style House Warming Gifts
It has now been nearly two weeks since we moved into our new home. Life has been hectic, but we’re really enjoying the new house and have already hosted some dear friends of ours who visited the States from Egypt for the first time in several years.
We had another treat today when our good Korean friend, Minchi, visited us and brought the traditional Korean house warming gifts!
In the US, people often bring a house plant or something like that. But Sunnie had mentioned to me a long time ago what Koreans bring, and Minchi delivered! Koreans traditionally bring a gift of toilet paper or household soap when someone has moved into a new home.
In Korean culture, the toilet paper gift means that they are wishing you good luck so that everything that you pursue in this new home will “roll out” really easily and well, just like how easily toilet paper rolls out. The soap means that they wish you the best of luck so that everything you pursue in your new home will be prosperous easy, like how easily you get a lot of bubbles with very little soap without having to try too hard.
Check it out:
Now we’re officially home, Korean style! 🙂