In Korea, baby’s first birthday is really important event. Long time ago, when Korea society didn’t have improved medical treatments, a lot of babies died for many diseases. So, baby’s one year has really important meaning. That is baby could overcome threat of death and after one year they have more possibility to live. Therefore, traditionally baby’s one year is really big event in Korea.
In celebration of baby’s first birthday, a lot of babies wear Hanbok and they are took photo alone one picture. The photo shows baby’s whole body. Like that.
Nowadays, many parents commit specialty stores. That is convenient but I think it isn’t good to child and spend a lot of money. Also, more and more baby’s first birthday has lost tradition and it becomes western birthday party. It is really sad.
Korea traditional a table laid in celebration of a baby’s first birthday is look like second photo.
Fruits (whatever), white rice cake, a kind of honey cake made of glutinous kaoliang and read beans, a rice cake steamed on a layer of pine needles, pine nuts, jujube, noodles, an artificial flower, round table.
White rice cake : pray for baby’s long life and pure.
a kind of honey cake made of glutinous kaoliang and red beans: red beans repel misfortune and disaster.
Noodle : long life
Jujube: prosperity of offspring
Round table: live in harmony with others and get peaceful personality.
Threads : good health and long life.
A pencil, a book, a note : be good at studies.
Money or rice : rich
A needle or a ruler : good hand skill
Above things are traditional, these days various things can use.
I really want to help to prepare Molly’s birthday. But I am not good at English, so I couldn’t explain precisely. I’m sorry.
I hope Molly and yours have good and happy birthday party. J