You know about the BIG holidays in Korea, such as Chuseok, and Seollal. But there are a lot of other holidays that are a big part of life here. Usually, Koreans work very hard. They study hard, they work long hours at work. So, that means that when they get free time, they use it to the best of their ability. This leads to some really culturally enriched holidays that are relatively new. They are important for the younger generations, and people are getting into them more and more with each passing year. For example, Christmas used to be seen as only a religious holiday for Christians, and then a couple's holiday. But these days it has become more accepted as a much larger holiday. The same goes for Halloween. Before, only foreigners used to celebrate Halloween. However, now it is becoming a much more significant part of Korean culture. Like these two, there are a variety of interesting and unique holidays, and also some variations that you should know before coming to Korea.Read More
Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!
Now that we are the middle of December I would like to take the opportunity to let you know what celebrating the holiday season is like when many of you are thousands of miles away from friends and family. Although being away from loved ones can be tough, there are still many ways to embrace the holiday spirit while teaching in Korea. It's up to the individual to make the most of it. It's all about getting out there, planning ahead and putting in a little effort to create the kind of holiday season you want. In this blog I will talk about ways that not only the country of Korea celebrates the holiday season, but also how I celebrate it with my friends in Korea, and family back home in South Africa.Read More
You will find celebrating Christmas while teaching in Korea to be very unique. Although you will hear a lot of Christmas music, see trees and building lit up, and people dressed in Santa suits, it still doesn't always feel like the Christmas season you are used to back home. In this blog I will do my best to give you tips on how to celebrate the holidays at ChungDahm, with your fellow teachers and expats in Korea and even your family back home.Read More