#61 - 발렌타인 데이

In today’s blog, we will learn about different love holidays celebrated in Korea.


DId you know every 14th of the month is a special holiday in Korea? Albeit not being a public holiday, it is still celebrated by some people.


January 14th - Diary Day / Candle Day

Couples and friends gift each other blank diaries to be used in the new year or candles for decorative use.


February 14th - Valentine’s Day

Alike the rest of the world, Korea celebrates Valentine’s Day too. Except only the women give their partner’s gift. The men are supposed to only receive gifts on this day.


March 14th - White Day

This is the day the women receive back the present from men (opposite from Valentine’s Day), most of the presents are often given in white.


April 14th - Black Day

If the previous 2 holidays were for couple, this holiday are for the singles out there. On this day, singles eat chinese black-bean paste noodles (짜장면) to commemorate (and slightly mourn) that they are single.


May 14th - Yellow Day / Rose Day

Couples will dress in yellow and give each other flowers (more specifically roses).


June 14th - Kiss Day

Like its name, it’s a day where you give your partner a smooch. It’s also a good promotion tool for lipstick and mouth care brands to capitalize on their products.


July 14th - Silver Day

Just like what it’s called, couples exchange silver accessories (ring/necklace). It’s also treated as a day where couples discuss marriage or meet each others’ parents.

August 14th - Green Day

A day made for people to drink Soju (alcohol), the name of the day comes from the color of the soju bottles (green). It’s a simple day designated to drink soju, no matter if you’re attached or single, there’s always a reason to drink somewhere.


September 14th - Photo Day/Music Day

An easy excuse for a photo-loving country to take more photos, on this day, portrait studios and gimmick photo booths will be popular and people visit Noraebangs (karaoke) rooms to celebrate.


October 14th - Wine Day 

Similar to Green day, but people will drink wine instead of soju.


November 14th - Movie Day

Couples will go on movie dates in cinemas or video rooms (DVD Bang).


December 14th - Hug Day

To match its winter vibes, couples spend the day hugging to wrap up the year.


Isn’t it amazing Korea came up with 12 ways to celebrate love in a year? Did you know about these holidays? Hope our blog post has helped you. Like our content? Leave us a comment!


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