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Ellie’s Doljanchi (First Birthday)

Doljanchi means 1st Birthday Party in Korean. It’s the same as any children’s birthday party but with a ceremony where the birthday boy/girl is placed in front of objects which include pencil, string, rice, and money. Whatever the baby grabs first is supposedly his/her destiny. Pencil=Scholar, String=Long Life, Rice=Never Go Hungry, and Money=Wealth. We added a stethoscope and tambourine for fun (stethoscope for a medical career and tambourine for a musical future)!