Monday, May 10, 2010

Parent's Day in Korea

Saturday was Parent's Day in Korea. Yep, you heard it right, Parent's Day, meaning mothers and fathers must share the sacred day. Red carnations the flower of choice here. At school we made paper red carnations for the parents and grandparents. Parent's Day falls three days after Children's Day. We had this day off from school which was pretty exciting. This holiday is when parents and grandparents shower their children with presents and special outings. You did not want to go to the park that day. I actually saw a young child aimlessly wandering the street holding a wad of cash that her grandparents had just given her. The next holiday to come is Buddha's Birthday which I will be sure to document in detail.

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