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Busan Museum opens ox exhibition in honor of new year


▲ 2021 is the year of the white ox. (Source: Busan Museum)

With every lunar new year comes a new animal and color. Such is the Korean tradition, and 2021 is the year of the white ox.  

To celebrate the new year, an exhibition has opened at the Busan Museum, and it will continue to operate until March 31.  

The exhibition will provide audiences of all ages with artwork, folklore, proverbs and educational resources pertaining to oxen and Korea's history with the animal. Children and their parents can learn about great figures who were also born in the year of the ox and will learn much about the Chinese zodiac, from where Korea's lunar calendar derives.

The exhibition is free, and reservations are available online on a first-come-first-serve basis. Up to 22 visitors are allowed at once for an hour. The exhibition may be changed, postponed or canceled due to the ongoing pandemic.

It's said that those born in the year of the ox Oxen are honest, subtle and never seek praise or attention. Those born in the year of the ox are also said to make good leaders. 

◎ How to get there: Daeyeon Station (metro line 2), exit 3. Walk about 10 minutes to UN intersection. 

 Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.