O Christmas Tree
Holidays

O Christmas Tree

While Christmas isn’t as big of a deal in Korea as it is in other countries, its popularity has been growing among the younger generations and of course still holds meaning among the religiously faithful. Since I’ve been here I have seen a major increase in the amount of festive light displays and holiday decorations … Continue reading

A Cookie for the Millennium
Holidays

A Cookie for the Millennium

I love holidays along with any excuse to do something out of the ordinary. Thankfully Korea is full of random holidays and one is just a day away, Peppero (빼빼로) Day! This year Pepero Day is extra super duper special because it lands on November 11, 2011 (11.11.11), thus making it Millennium Pepero Day, a date which only appears on the … Continue reading

Red (Day)zed
Holidays / Landmarks

Red (Day)zed

Red . . . the color that everyone eagerly searches for on their calendar here in Korea. With the exception of the obvious Saturday and Sunday, Red days mean one thing, Time off! So, why call them red days? Simply put, all the national holidays on every Korean calendar are marked in red. Thought provoking … Continue reading