The Easter Project: Korea

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The Easter Project: Korea

Easter In Korea

Gross National Product: 1.459 trillion dollarsPopulation: 50 million (2012)Population Density: 508.86 (2010)Religions: 43.0% Buddhist 34.5% Protestant 20.6 Catholic 1.9% OthersGreatest Import: Oil usually from Middle East Greatest Export: Cars(Hyundae) , phones(Samsung)National Animal: Tiger 호랑이National Flower: "Mugunghwa"(Rose of Sharon)무궁화National Flag: Taegukki Country Information 태극기

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Capital: SeoulDialing code: +82President: Park Geun-hyeGovernment: Unitary state, Presidential system, Constitutional republic

-In Western culture, it's tradition for kids to get hard boiled white eggs and dye them and color them. -However, Koreans use any boiled egg and instead of decorating, they put stickers about Jesus around the egg.

-Easter Egg hunts-finding one raw egg out of 100 eggs (game)-eating leftover eggs when you couldn't get a raw egg-having 1 week of praying for Jesus' resurrection in churches- Catholics have a "Holy Week"that leads to Easter and starts when Lazarus is raised from the dead

-celebrating Jesus' resurrection-Easter eggs represent life after Jesus was crucified; it was like He was reborn as a egg-Korea churches prepare Easter 1 week before Easter and gather around to pray for Jesus-Some churches collect money to buy Bibles and build charities to spread the Gospel around the world and help people in Jesus' name.

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Sally Cho, Andrea Lui, Wai Ling Kwok


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