Category: Celebrations

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11.11 is also Farmers’ Day

Most people in Korea and outside the country who are interested in anything Korean knows that 11.11 or November 11th is PEPERO DAY. Did you know that before Pepero Day, farmers have been celebrating...

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Seoul Kimchi Festival

Are you ready to experience a unique Korean culture? The Seoul Kimchi Festival is going to be held this weekend from November 6th, 7th and 8th. The main event is Kimjang (Hangeul: 김장) ~...

How we celebrate the New Year in Korea and the Philippines 0

How we celebrate the New Year in Korea and the Philippines

The New Year holiday is my favorite season back home in the Philippines and also here in South Korea. I used to think that every country celebrates New Year on January 1st, except for...

Embassies Day in Seoul 2014 0

Embassies Day in Seoul 2014

I attended a cooking class sponsored by CJ Food today for the start of the Seoul Kimchi Festival. After the class, the participants were given a bag of goodies. I didn’t go home immediately...

Chuseok Greetings 0

Chuseok Greetings

This is my 12th Chuseok and I’m not going to post about what we do during Chuseok. I did that several times already and last year, I posted about what happens before, during and...

64th year of the Korean War 0

64th year of the Korean War

Today, June 25, is the anniversary of the Korean War (known as 육이오 전쟁 or “yugioh jeonjeng” for 6 “yuk” 2 “i” and 5 “o”). Among the countries that sent help during that war...

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June 14: Kiss Day in Korea

Last month, it was Rose Day. And since today is another 14th day, we celebrate another special day in Korea ~ KISS day! So what do people do on “Kiss Day”? As if that...

Korean Holiday: Memorial Day (59th) 0

Korean Holiday: Memorial Day (59th)

June 6 is celebrated in Korea as Memorial Day. On this day, we remember those who sacrificed their lives in order for South Korea to protect its freedom. Every year, we visit the National...