* Date : 2019-01-03
NOW Episode 27
2019, the Year of the Golden Pig
2019 is the year of the golden pig. Pigs are traditionally known as the symbol of good fortune and wealth. Also, they are very smart and clean but often misunderstood as dirty and lazy. To break those preconceptions, expert of pig artificial insemination Lee Jong-young established the nation's first pig museum and theme park. With an array of enjoyable pig performances and hands-on experience programs, this place is bound to change people's perception of pigs forever. Visit the place to commemorate of the year of the golden pig.
Enjoy New Year's Day Food of the World in Korea
Around the world, people eat certain foods on New Year's Day to symbolize good fortune, prosperity and health in the year ahead. Koreans eat tteokguk, or sliced rice cake soup, that is believed to grant people good luck for the year and gain a year in age. Non-Koreans residing in Korea also share the spirit of unity together on New Year's Day – one Russian restaurant offers Russian traditional New Year's Day foods to customers; a Vietnamese marriage migrant cooks a Vietnamese cake with her family; a Gambian chef cooks two Gambian traditional dishes that require three and six hours to cook respectively. Check out what's on the New Year's Day table around the world!
Predict What 2019 Has in Store for You
When a new year begins, everyone gets curious about what good fortune awaits in the new year. To quench their curiosity, we meet a fortune-teller, a tarot reader and a hairdresser, who tries to complement the weaknesses of a person's fate with hairstyles, on the first edition of 2019. Discover both Eastern and Western ways of predicting luck in the New Year!