The highlight of a child’s 1st Birthday Ceremony. A quick explanation behind the concept.
Long has been the Korean tradition to celebrate a baby’s first birthday in the form of a grand ceremony, called Doljanchi (1st Birthday Party).
The primary purpose of the ceremony is to bless the child with a prosperous future and a healthy life ahead.
The highlight of the ceremony is called the Doljabi.
Doljabi is a tradition where the child is placed in front of various items or objects (Usually 6 – 8 items). Then, the child is encouraged to grab one or two items from the set of objects where each choice represents a certain future of the child with respect to his or her career or a lifestyle.
Obviously, you would only want to use items representing careers and lifestyle of bright futures!
Of course not! There is no limit to your options when it comes to choosing which props to use, and which career options to include on your child’s doljabi set. Your options go as far as your creativity.
Accountant, Architect, Teacher, Programmer, Designer, Chef, Firefighter, and Policeman are some of other examples. As you can see, your choices are endless.
Seriously, it could be anything, as long as it represents a future career or a profession that has a significant meaning in your family.