Breitbart: The Chinese holiday of Lunar New Year is widely observed in both Koreas, albeit in very different ways. For example, North Koreans are reportedly giving each other crystal meth and other controlled substances as gifts to ring in the Year of the Pig.
According to Radio Free Asia (RFA) on Friday, South Koreans prefer to shower each other with New Year gifts of food including fruit and cans of Spam.
Yes, Spam. South Koreans love Spam. It is considered a symbol of high status, one of the finest gifts that can be given for Lunar New Year, which is known as “Chuseok” in Korean. Stew made with Spam is a popular item on restaurant menus. more here