Residence: Sunnyvale, CA
Date of Performance/Collection: 3/16/2014
Primary Language: Korean
Other Language(s): English
Pigs Bring Wealth
She was an elderly who came to the U.S. in the early 1990s. Although Christian, she says she still believes in this superstition a little bit.
돼지 꿈구면 행운이다.
돼지는 한국에서, 이 뭐냐, 돈이야. 옛잘에 모든 사업 아니면 일하는분들은 돼지머리를 잘라서 절을 하는거야. 절하다가 코에다가 돈 집어넣고, 입에도 넣고, 귀에다 넣고, 아므튼 늘수있는데에다 넣는거야.
If you dream of a pig it’s good luck.
Long ago, a pig is a form of income. It is equal to money or wealth. People who ran businesses or stores would cut off a pig’s head, lay it on a table, and bow down to it. While bowing down, as a sign of worship, they would stick money in its nose, mouth, ears, anywhere on the head that they could. They did this so that they would succeed and become rich.