How to celebrate Valentine’s day(s) like a Korean

Tomorrow (February 14th) is the well-known Valentine’s day, day for loving people 💝. Well, do you know how Korean people celebrate this day? Do they also give their beloved chocolates or roses?

That would be too boring for the “crazy” Korean folks, right 😆? Indeed… That’s why they don’t celebrate the day for loving couple only once per year, but once per month 😲. That means 12 Valentine’s days a year! But how? Let’s check it out!

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January 14th – Daily day

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On the very first 14th day of the year, loving couple exchanges their dailies to share their most secret thoughts and feelings they had. In return, new memories and emotions will be continuosly written on other empty pages.

February 14th – (the real) Valentine’s day

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Girls are on shopping tour for Valentine’s day



Yes, it’s tomorrow 😄. On (the real) Valentine’s day, only women buy chocolates or roses to give to their beloved. But how about men?


March 14th – white day

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A self-made egg is also a tresurable gift for a white day, isn’t it😜?



Men’s turn to reply or confess to the one they love with gifts is a month later, on March 14th. The name of the white day comes probadly from the traditional presents that were bought: white chocolate, marshmallows or white lingerie



April 14th – black day

Please don’t mix it up with the Black-Friday! 😄 No, black day is supposed to be a day for singles.

All singles would dress up in black, go out and have fun together. Traditionally they’ll have black noodle -짜장면 (Jjajyangmyeon) on this day. They also believe, that eating black noodle will comfort you.

And the other 14th’s

The story is still going on with the other 14th’s of the year. Even though they’re not really “special”, but you may want to know them. Here they are:

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Selfie day on September 14th
  • May 14th – yellow day, or in other words rose-day
  • June 14th – kissing day
  • July 14th – silver day – a good day to get engage or married
  • August 14th – green day – also a good day to go out and enjoy the green environment together
  • September 14th – photo or also selfie day
  • October 14th – wine day – Cheers!
  • November 14th – movie day – If you plan to go to CGV on this day, don’t forget to book the Sweetbox for snuggling.
  • December 14th – hug day



Already know how you will celebrate the Valentine’s day tomorrow and the next months? 😆
By the way, “I love you” in Korean language is “사랑해” (sa-rang-hae).

Happy Valentine’s day!

❤️
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