Love Days in Korea

So yesterday we focused on Black Day and I mentioned that the 14th day of each month is a special love holiday in Korea.

Each month has a designated way for you to show those you love that they’re special to you. Having a love day each month might sound cumbersome or like it’s commercializing love. But honestly, most of them are simple and some don’t involve buying at all. Besides, there’s no such thing as overexpressing your love for someone, right? Here’s the list.

January 14–Diary Day (calendars/daily planners are exchanged and special days are written in)
February 14–Valentine’s Day (girls give guys gifts)
March 14–White Day (guys give girls gifts, see March 14 post)
April 14–Black Day (see yesterday’s post)
May 14–Rose Day (couples exchange roses)
June 14–Kiss Day (kiss everyone you meet on this day)
July 14–Silver Day (exchange gifts of silver)
August 14–Green Day (take in nature with on you love)
September 14–Photo Day (take a photo and display it)
October 14–Wine Day (self-explanatory, I think)
November 14–Movie Day (take a movie with your date)
December 14–Hug Day (hugging chases away the winter blues)

So there you have it–a complete list of Korea’s love days. The most popular ones, of course, are Feb. 14, March 14, and April 14. But I think love days are a fun idea, and would be something especially fun to observe with younger kids. They would probably really get into the idea of celebrating a holiday every month.

Just FYI, I found the complete list of love days at the official site for Korean tourism. You can find that list here.


4 thoughts on “Love Days in Korea

  1. Pingback: Happy Valentine’s Day « The Korean Way

    • Good question. I’m not really sure except that Valentine’s day is on Feb. 14 so they just continued the traditions on the 14th of the months following.

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