|Celebrating Black Day in South Korea (Link)|
Black Day - April 14
Black Day is an informal holiday celebrated in South Korea by and in honor of singles.
This day is a continuation of the Valentine's Day that took place on February 14 and the White Day that took place just after it, on March 14. Black Day falls a month later and in which people who did not receive gifts on previous Valentine’s Day gather and eat soup together.
In South Korea, Valentine’s Day and White Day are celebrated by couples giving gifts to each other. Valentine's Day is celebrated on February 14, when women buy gifts for men (usually chocolate). White Day is celebrated on March 14, when men return gifts to women, usually white gifts like chocolate or lingerie.
The two holidays that follow Holidays Day are holidays created by the South Korean government. The invention of the holidays is also attributed to marketers.
Black Day customs
On Black Day, all the bachelors who did not receive gifts on the previous two Love Days gather together dressed in black and eat black food, especially Jajangmyeon (noodles in black bean sauce). During the meal they complain about the lack of intimate relationships and chocolate gifts.
While this day sounds depressing, it is greatly promoted by businesses that give it special discounts on all sorts of items. This is a day where special events are held for singles, such as speed dating, various competitions and all sorts of fun things designed for singles.
April 14 is also Dolphin Day
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