Soooo, I’m putting together probably the longest blog ever for her first birthday. I can’t help but stop what I’m doing and go right back to this day. Anaiya’s 100 day party, which initially happens first in a traditional Korean event calendar. (I told you I have so many unfinished posts) lol What a mess I am for this, but hey better late than never right?! I LOVE the fact that our princess is mixed, I mean just look at that face! Ah I can’t believe this passed us by so quick. Ok, ok enough of my emotional self.
Anaiya’s 100 Day Celebration (BAEK-IL 백일)
October, 24, 2015
In Korean culture, the 100th day after a child’s birth is a significant milestone. Unfortunately, it was common back in the day for babies to pass away due to sickness and poor living conditions. The 100th day is celebrated for having survived this difficult period. It’s also a celebration of the parents who survived the first 100 days since it is known to be the most difficult of times (it sure was!). There are many traditional customs that are practiced on this day such as eating red bean cakes for good luck, and of course, to dress the baby in a hanbok (traditional Korean gown). It is not until baek-il that the baby was introduced to neighbors, friends and relatives. I also wanted to get into tradition so I also wore a Korean hanbok as well. Her grandmother loved the idea and I loved to embrace it as much as possible and I mean who would pass up an opportunity to wear such a gorgeous gown!