Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Taegeukgi

As we wait for our littlest to come home we are learning about his birthplace!  As we learn, we'll share with you some interesting facts.

The South Korean flag is known as Taigeukgi.  Some of the meanings behind the crisp and clean S.Korean flag...
The background of the flag is white in order to symbolize the cleanliness of the people.  The "yin and yang" or Taegeuk represents the origin of all things - like all positive (red) and negative (blue) and the balance of the good and bad.  The four trigrams each represent (from the top left going clock-wise) heaven, water, earth and fire.  Heaven and earth are across from each other and water and fire across from each other again, causing balance.
Image used from here.

2 comments:

Amy and Jonathan Hook said...

Very cool. I'm hoping your next Korean post will be about food - after preparing an authentic meal and inviting us over for it. Just an idea ;).

carly said...

ha ha! good idea amy! :)

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