Photos provided by Lily Kim of Mom's Love
Every mother has the desire to celebrate their child's first birthday in a very special way, be it in a quiet home setting with loved ones around or as a big event with all their friends and family. Mom's Love would like to share her interpretation of a traditional Korean first birthday party "DOL".
"I'm a professional Korean traditional 1st birthday party planner. I just want to share about the traditional party that includes many precious meanings for a baby. Additionally, I think, Dol is just one time chance for a baby to receive congratulation of traditional style until 60th birthday. Moreover, the baby can understand identity and pride as a Korean when he/she looks at Dol photos." ~ Lily Kim of Mom's Love
Every day childrens clothes were designed to keep babies warm. Families dressed their child in bright clothes and quilted socks for his or her first birthday (Dol), a tradition that has continued to the present day.
:: Girls Clothes ::
:: KKOT- SIN :: "Flower Shoes" for girls in bright colors and design
:: TARAE-BUSUN :: traditional socks (boys - blue / girls - red)
:: DOL-DDI :: a belt that wraps around the body twice for longevity
boys - red Dol-ddi : because a jonbok (boys' long blue vest) is blue.
girls - blue Dol-ddi: because a skirt is red.
Boy's traditionally wear - Striped Jogori (jacket) with Paji (pants), striped Durumagi (long jacket) and a blue vest printed with a gold or silver pattern or a striped Magoja (jacket) and a Jonbok (long blue vest) with a gold or silver pattern and a Hongsadae (traditional belt) over it. Bokgun (black hat with a long tail) and a Tarae-busun (traditional socks)
:: JONG-BOK :: long blue vest with a gold or silver pattern
:: HONG-SA-DAE :: traditional belt over jonbok (red rope belt)
:: BOK-GGUN :: black hat with a long tail
:: TAE-SAH-YE :: decorative traditional shoes (for boys)