12 Romantic Korean Couple's Holidays to Celebrate

By Koreaboo

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.