When my favorite holiday, Seol-Nal comes around, I would get excited to do typical holiday things. I remember that the joy of New Year 's Day when I was little was much more than the years after growing up. Still I meet my cousins and relatives on Seol-Nal, enjoy eating foods and have fun, but I miss the good old days when I did all these things.
Once the holiday came, everybody came to my grandma's house a day before the holiday and began preparing for holiday foods. My cousins and I were still young, so we just enjoy tasting the foods and those who did mostly errands. After talking and watching TV, we went out to bounce up and down on a big trampoline. With a little money, we enjoyed just enough time on the trampoline and headed to a nearby elementary school, jumping on the road as if we were still on it. School playground was a perfect stage for us to do some interesting games. We usually went back home around the time when setting sun was glowing.
After we had dinner, we were ready for playing 'catching ghosts' in the dark. The one who lost the toss became the catcher with the blanket on and had to catch ghosts in the dark. The blanket had covered the sight of the catcher, so the rest let the catcher know by touching him or clapping hands. Next, when the night got darker, we all went up to rooftop and listened to creepy ghost stories. Later, we all came down and slept together in a small room, watching movies on the TV.
Since I've grown up, I lost this pleasure and my cousins and I sometimes talk about the memories we shared on every holidays. I wonder when I could find these holiday memories again, but I am still looking forward to having them.