Black Day, April 14

Love abounds in Korea. The 14th day of each month is a “love” day with a designated way to show your special person what they mean to you. (More on “love” days tomorrow in the cultural post.) But what if you don’t have a special person?

Then Black Day is for you. After two months of extra special love days (Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14 and White Day on March 14), April brings a day especially for the unattached. It’s a day for those who are single to get together and “lament” their singleness.

Jjajangmyeon (black bean noodles) is the food of the day (why I focused on this food in Sunday’s post). And many people go as far as to wear all black.

Regardless of your relationship status, get into Black Day the spirit today. Try jjajangmyeon. Wear something black. Have your kids color this coloring sheet. Or find another way to incorporate the color black into your day and talk about the Korean holiday.

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