Photo Finish: Crack a nut for good luck this year

A couple shops for chestnuts at H Mart, a Korean grocery store in Flushing, Queens. Koreans believe that biting on a nut will rid one of evil spirits and bring good luck on the first full moon of the lunar new year, which is this Monday, Feb. 6.

Have a good weekend, all!

This post was updated to correct the description of the occasion and to add the name of the photographer. 


  1. Jee Hoon Chun says:

    Hi, my name is Jee Hoon Chun, reporter of Korea Times. The article and photo of this post was written and photographed by me. So, please put my name in credit.

  2. Indrani Sen says:

    Apologies for not including your name, Mr. Chun — we have added it to the post.

  3. Jee Hoon Chun says:

    Thank you!

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