Koreans like to eat tteokguk (rice cake soup) on New Year’s Day. When this tradition began is unknown, but according to books from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), tteokguk is the most popular dish for celebrating New Year in Korea. People want a new and clean body and mind, so they eat white rice cake. And they make long rice cake in the hope of living a long life.
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