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Posted March. 06, 2006 03:01,   


March 6 is Gyeongchip, one of the lunar calendar’s 24 annual milestones. It marks the day when plants will start to sprout, and frogs in winter hibernation awaken and start a new year. In the Yeongnam and Honam regions, the period around Gyeongchip was also called "gu-gu-gyeong-un-gi" (the day of the awakening of insects) because one could see people plowing their fields everywhere.

The look on the faces of children clinging to bicycles while rollerblading against a backdrop of sprouting green fields in Nasan-myeon, Jeonnam is vivid and full of energy.