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!
Earlier (around 2nd c. BC till mid. 4th c. AC) Buyeo was a small Kingdom in the west of Korea. Later on (538-660 AC) it became the capital of Baekje – one of the there Korean Kingdoms. Today, Buyeo is a county in South-Chungcheong-Province, which locates approx. 300km in the south of Seoul.
In every July, a Lotus festival is held here, at the Gungnamji pond. Beside the pretty flowers, wonderful smell, you will find a lot of interesting activities as well as tasty food here.
Since we’ve arrived in Seoul beginning of May, we found out that there were always festivals during the weekend somewhere in the city. It began with the Lantern exhibition on the Cheonggyecheon stream on May 5th.
Followed by the Parents’ day on May 8th, on which you could see beautiful carnations being sold everywhere.
If you visit Seoul during the upcoming weekend (May 11th until 13th), you will have a great chance to join one of the Korean traditional and most colorful festival there – the Lotus Lantern Festival. This is to celebrate Buddha’s birthday on April 8th by Lunar Calendar (May 22nd 2018).
Since yesterday, visitors can already enjoy the first laterns on Cheonggyecheon stream.