Parents' Day in Korea

Parents' Day in Korea

May is a family month in Korea. There is children`s day on May 5th and parent`s day on May 8th. Just like mother`s day in united states, we appreciate parent`s efforts building up their children. It has been an official holiday since 1973 but Parents’ day is not a national holiday. Normally hand over greeting and gifts to their parents with red carnation.

Traditionally filial piety (called hyo or hyodo) was one of the highest forms of character in Korean society. Korean tends to regard respect and devoted service to parents based on their traditional lifestyle. But more people are moving to the cities and rising nuclear families Korean government may have to set parents day as an official holiday to keep their ethics intact.

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