The 14th day of each month to dedicated to celebrating relationships with themed dates, gifts, and foods.
Most of us can likely only name a single romantic holiday: Valentine’s Day. Many young people in South Korea, however, are so passionate about dating culture that they’ve created love-themed holidays for the 14th of every month, plus a few bonus celebrations for good measure. In South Korea, women shower their partners with gifts on Valentine’s Day (February 14th), while the men reciprocate the following month on White Day (March 14th). The rest of the year consists of monthly themed occasions like Green Day, for sipping soju outdoors, and Music Day, for singing noraebang (karaoke) together. There’s even an official day dedicated to singles looking to drown their sorrows in noodles, which some have turned into an empowering day of independence. This calendar year, couples in South Korea can look forward to these 14 less-than-typical romantic holidays.