The British Museum is under attack by Chinese netizens for using the expression 'Korean Lunar New Year'.

While the British Museum was promoting events related to Korean Lunar New Year, Chinese netizens launched a cyberattack over what was written as 'Korean Lunar New Year'.

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On the evening of the 20th (local time), the British Museum held an event titled 'Celebrating Seollal Lunar New Year', including a traditional Korean music and dance performance and a Korean Pavilion curator's explanation.

Chinese netizens protested that the British Museum put a little-known Korean New Year in the title of the event and added 'Korean Lunar new Year' in the text online.

On social media such as Twitter, there are claims that it should be called 'Chinese New Year', and even accusations that the museum is helping Korea steal Chinese culture.

It is known that this incident started when an influencer in China shared a Twitter post from the British Museum.

The British Museum went ahead with the event as scheduled, but made some adjustments, such as adding a description of the origin of the Lunar New Year instead of saying 'Korean Lunar New Year' in the notice on the website.

The British Prime Minister's Office and others officially express it as 'Lunar New Year' considering that not only China but also Korea and Vietnam celebrate the Lunar New Year.