White Day in Korea

In the west, couples give each other a present on Valentine’s Day. In Japan and Korea, it is custom that girls give their boy friend or male friend who they fancy a present (usually chocolate) on Valentine’s Day. Much to the benefit of the local economy, there is a day (March 14) where guys give their girl friend a gift. This day is called White Day and some convenience stores set up a stand outside to sell chocolate, teddy bears and other things to guys. With convenience stores being everywhere, there is no excuse for guys who forgot the day.

Mia Jaap

Journalist, developer and passionate about Japanese and Korean language. Japan is my #1 country for travelling, penguins my favourite animals.

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