The Korean Lunar New Year begins on January 23rd and is celebrated for three days. During this time families gather to pay respect to ancestors and enjoy traditional food and games. In addition, children honor their elders by wishing them a prosperous and healthy New Year with a deep bow. In return, children are usually rewarded with gifts. Korean dumplings or mandu is one of the typical foods served during this holiday. The dumplings are filled with a mixture of ground beef, mushrooms, tofu, and bean sprouts. Serve these wonderful mandu dumplings with a vinegar soy dipping sauce.