Seollal, or Korean Lunar New Year is a holiday and celebration which marks the first day of the Korean Lunar Calendar.

During this time, many Koreans visit family, perform ancestral rites, wear the hanbok (한복, 韓服) / Chosŏn-ot (조선옷, 朝鮮옷), eat traditional food and play traditional folk games.

The Korean New Year is typically a family holiday. The celebration usually lasts three days: the day before New Year, New Year itself, and the day after New Year. The three-day holiday is used by many to return to their hometowns to visit their parents and other relatives, where they perform an ancestral ritual called charye.