Did You Know? South Korea has devoted several holidays to love That occurs on the 14th of each month.
Single people who didn’t get any gifts for Valentine’s Day or White Day in March meet up for black day on April 14th, where they dress in black and mourn or celebrate their isolation together by eating’ black noodles.
Holidays Devoted To Love In Korea
14 January: Candle Day / Dairy day
Blank diaries are given to families and relatives as gifts. The brand new journals document anniversaries, birthdays, and other special occasions. South Korea is filled with stationery shops specializing in eccentric notebooks and agendas, mostly lined with Konglish words. A classmate of mine sent me a diary with the words Yo! At the front Skip Syringe.
14 February: Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is observed in South Korea like it is in the West, except for one big difference: only the women offer gifts; in February men are off the hook.
14th March: White Day
It is when the women reap what they have sown on Valentine’s Day. Others are observing the tradition that the man will give a gift about three times the amount of what he got a month before. Many gifts such as flowers, candy, sweets are also offered in white.
14th April: Black Day
For Single Women. It is a very sad day in which singles eat a sticky, black-bean paste noodle dish named jjajangmyun and wish they had an interest in dating.
In a country where many find it difficult not to have a girlfriend, Black Day is a day of mild mourning. Nonetheless, others have converted the occasion into an independence party, coming together with other singletons and toasting democracy with a heaping noodle dish. Of course, most also secretly hope to find another lonely, noodle-eating single and be a couple in time for holiday next month.
14th May: Yellow Day / Rose Day
On Yellow Day, couples dress in yellow and send roses to each other. Singles that weren’t packed with lonely-heart noodles on Black Day have the chance to load up on yellow curry and hope their love life will’ spice up’.
14th June: Kiss Day
The name says everything. This is also a good day to confess your feelings to a crush and begin a new smooch relationship. Most businesses do their utmost to capitalize, offering exclusive discounts, ranging from lipstick labels to breath-makers.
14th July: Silver Day
Couples exchange silver rings and discuss their potential marriage plans. The presents, functioning as rings of promise, are often given before or after parental introductions in person.
14 August: Green Day
Today is a soy drinking day ‘A historically harsh alcohol made from sugar, comparable to vodka’ Then take a romantic stroll through the jungle. Most definitely, a drunk teenager’s brain child who wanted to be alone with his mother, Green Day is based on the fact that soy comes in a green bottle.
September 14th: Photo Day / Music Day
The majority of days in Korea are photo and music days, but September 14th is when it is’ official’ (or as an off-holiday can get).
Portrait studios and novelty photo booths are common, and it seems everybody’s taking a camera shot in reverse direction. Noraebangs ‘ singing (karaoke) spaces’ are also very much in demand.
14th October: Wine Day
Couples enjoy a glass of wine (or bottle) over a cozy meal. Singles are drinking their sorrows back.
14th November: Movie Day
Movie theaters on this day are jam-packed, but couples still rent movies, send each other DVD gifts, or go to a DVD room (the DVD Bang, or movie room, is a common Korean hangout every day). Are they Rented at around one cinema ticket price and can accommodate a small group of people. The DVD’s are a little older than what?S playing theatre, but not much.
14 December: Hug Day
Fast running on reasons for dedicating a special day, Hug Day wraps up the year with a tight, gentle hug and a sigh of relief. Couples spend the day embracing each other, while polls that are the most cuddly-worthy of Korean celebrities give the singles something to fantasize about.
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