Valentines Day in Korea

Happy Valentines Day!

Ah Valentines Day, the day when we give cheesy cards, flowers and chocolates to our loved ones, go out for romantic dinners or drink wine with fellow single friends. People seem to either love Vintage-Valentines-Day-Ads-Green-Giantor hate February 14th -personally I am into it. Not so much the commercial side of things, but the idea that it is a day to celebrate the ones you love with hugs, love notes and time spent together.

This week I learned that Valentines Day is celebrated a little bit different in Korea than back home in Canada. There are in fact three distinct days, each a month apart, that are designated for celebrating love, or lack of love in ones life. Simply put, they are as follows:

Valentines Day (Feb 14th): Girls give chocolates to guys.

White Day (March 14th): Guys give  chocolates to girls.

Black Day (April 14th): Singles, wearing black, get together to eat Jajangmyeon, noodles  topped with black soybean paste. Apparently they are supposed to be wallowing in their sorrow after not receiving any gifts in the previous months. Personally, I think Black Days should be seen as a day to celebrate all the money singles saved on chocolates by eating oodles of noodles!

So how will I spend my Valentines Day in Korea? Tonight, I’m off to a draft party for the Ultimate Frisbee league I joined this year, to find out which team I will be on. I’m looking forward to making some new friends in my new home. (Oh, and I also plan to eat one of the Reese’s peanut butter cups I brought from home.)

Sending lots of love and hugs to my valentines all around the world ❤

Photo on 16-02-14 at 2.12 PM #4

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3 responses to “Valentines Day in Korea

  1. You go girl!  I look forward to reading about your life in Korea. . . .   Wanda 

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  2. Happy valentines day Shannon 🙂 it’s weird you being so far away but reading your blog makes you seem closer. Make sure you enjoy that Reese’s cup haha

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