Archive for the ‘holiday’ Category

Did you know that on top of Valentines day and White day, Korea has ONE MORE holiday for giving sweets to someone special? Pepero day 빼빼로데이~ a holiday made for giving pepero snacks that is held every year on 11/11!  Why that date? Well because it resembles the stick biscuit treat! ♥ If ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
This year I went out to enjoy the festivities at the Yeon Deung Hwae Lotus Lantern Festival as usual for Buddha's Birthday in Korea!  This holiday and festival is one of the cutest and most cultural events they seem to throw, so if you are visiting Korea in the Spring or new to Korea you should check ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
At long last the Cherry Blossoms 벚꽃 bloomed in Korea!  They came quite late this year because winter seemed to hang around forever! Korea has many places to view them, but one of our favorites is actually right next door to my apartment, Boramae Park 보라매공원! The trees are not very ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
Re post of last year's Holiday feature! For Seoul 2013 listings of events for Buddha's Birthday check HERE Lotus lanterns outside the 관악구 government office. One thing that I found disappointing about Korea when I first started coming was the city-wide lack of traditional holiday celebrations. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
On Valentines Day in Korea  the boys are the ones that receive gifts of chocolate and treats from the girls who love them.  So what about the ladies, do they have a holiday to get showered with gifts in return? The answer is YES! ♥  ♥  ♥ In Korea we have a 2nd holiday of love called White ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
This past fall (yes I am a little late with my posts^^) I was invited to attend a Korean first birthday celebration 돌 잔치 for my lovely friend Eura's super cute son Siho! You may remember Eura from my Lolita meetup post a few months ago! She is the sweetest, and naturally an adorable mommy ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
Are you looking for something fun to to in Seoul during the month of November? What about the beautiful night-time event of 청계천 서울 등불 축제  Seoul Lantern Festival in Chungye-Chun on the river! Chungye-chun is a small river that goes from the Gwanghwamun to Dongdaemoon Station~ normally ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
Last month I got to go to my first Korean Wedding!  I was excited to get to see one at last, Nara has been to several and his parents seem to go to one every other week because they know so many people, so I was really curious.  My impression from them based just on what I saw online was really bad ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
May is fun month for families here in South Korea~  on the 5th you have Children's Day and shortly after you have Parent's Day 어버이 날 on May 8th! Parent's Day // 어버이 날  in Korea is a combination of both Mother's Day and Father's Day~ individual holidays which most of us from the ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
 in Korea, for Valentines day the girl is the one who gives gifts~ not the boy! That's right, GIRLS give chocolates to the BOYS! ♥ ♥ ♥ Korea and Japan share a lot of common ground with these holidays, Korea is a bit less crazy enthusiastic about these western holidays VS Japan who embraces ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »

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