12 Romantic Korean Couple's Holidays to Celebrate
Couples rejoice as the 14th of every month marks a romantic holiday in South Korean culture. While you've probably heard of the few well known celebrations, others may be new to you.
January 14th: Diary Day
On January 14th, it's customary for friends and couples alike to exchange blank diaries, where the special occasions to come throughout the year are recorded.
February 14th: Valentine's Day
While the Korean Valentine's Day is more or less the same as its Western counterpart in terms of romancing and date ideas, a key difference is that only women are to give out gifts on this day.
March 14th: White Day
Following the Valentine's Day happenings, men are to return the gifting favour on March 14th, as White Day is their time to sweep the ladies off their feet.
April 14th: Black Day
If you're not in a relationship, there's even a Korean holiday to celebrate your loner status, where groups of single people join together to eat jajangmyeon, with hopes of meeting their better half.
May 14th: Rose Day
Otherwise known as Yellow Day, May 14th marks the exchange of roses amongst couples dressed in yellow.
June 14th: Kiss Day
As if the name didn't explain the activities to ensue well enough already, various Korean companies will give you a not so subtle reminder by pushing out kiss enhancing products prior to June 14th.
July 14th: Silver Day
On Silver Day, couples exchange silver accessories, where a set of silver rings act as the ultimate symbol of a deep relationship and possible future plans together.
August 14th: Green Day
Green Day has all the makings of a perfect date idea as couples are to enjoy a day out in nature whilst drinking soju, the alcoholic beverage of choice in South Korea.
September 14th: Photo Day
While taking photos with one another (whether via photo booth or professional studio) is a regular occurrence, September 14's Photo Day gives couples an official reason to do so.
October 14th: Wine Day
Similar to Kiss Day where the name pretty much explains the day's agenda, couples will share a glass (or bottle) of wine with one another in celebration of their relationship.
November 14th: Movie Day
If there was one day to hit the theatres early on, then that would be Movie Day. On this day, couples will go on a movie date together, and needless to say, theatres are bound to be packed.
December 14th: Hug Day
Hug Day is the last couple's holiday of the year, where individuals give their significant others a warming hug amidst increasingly colder temperatures.