White Day In South Korea: Tales From A Traveling English Teacher

By Amy Munslow

South Korea: the land of delicious Kimchi (김치), crooning K-pop stars, and frequent themed holidays. From Pepero Day on November 11th (a day for exchanging Pepero candy, similar to Valentine’s Day), to Children’s Day on May 5th (a day to celebrate children, usually with activities and gifts), I was constantly learning about new Korean holidays throughout my first year teaching English at a South Korean academy.

Don’t be fooled by the classroom decorations, themed snacks, and cheerful smiles: teachers don’t love holidays nearly as much as you think they do. After trudging th...

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