Let’s follow the actuality for today blog!
Valentine’s Day, were you excited? What do you think about this day? Do you like or not? Well Valentine’s Day is a little different from what we have around the world. Let’s talk about it, shall we?
Valentine’s Day in Korea is a little different from Valentine’s Day in world. Fun fact, Valentine’s Day is one of 12 “love days” celebrated on the 14th of every month in Korea. These days goes from the most popular White Day or Black Day, to the Hug Day and some more.
Well instead of the catch-all day that we see in the rest of the world, on Valentine’s Day in Korea women give chocolate to mento show their feelings. Traditionally, men that receive these gifts will give a gift in return the following month on White Day. Interesting to know, many convenience stores set up a large displays in front of their shops, with a big focus on chocolate and sweets.
First celebrated just over 40 years ago in Japan, White Day is the man’s turn to show his feeling with sweets, and takes place a month after Valentine’s day on March 14th. The name is from the giving of mainly white gifts, like white chocolate, by Men as an answer to Valentine’s Day gifts. On top of that some men do the “rule of three”. The “rule of three” means that the gift given by the man have to be three time more expensive than the one given by the woman on Valentine’s Day.
Let’s continue with the less popular day: the Black Day. It is basically for the single who did not receive any gifts. On that day these people will mostly likely spend their time with other friends who did not receive gifts and eat Jjajyangmyeon (black noodles). Perhaps the biggest difference between the two most popular love days and Black Day is that the advertising around Black Day is barely there, even non-existent.
Well, to finish this blog I would say that no matter what happen, just enjoy the day with a valentine or not!
Thank you for reading, Happy Valentine to all!