Christmas in Korea

Christmas comes to Korea - 24 Hr. Whirlwind

Christmas comes to Korea – 24 Hr. Whirlwind

Christmas comes to Korea: Part 2

Christmas in Korea: What Is It Like?

Christmas in Korea is very different from Christmas in North America or Europe. There are some superficial similarities, such as Christmas decorations in shop windows, but look beyond that and the differences become very apparent.

The good news is that Christmas is a national holiday in Korea. That means that if you work in an office, school, or factory that isn’t owned by the local scrooge, then you are likely to have the day off.

Unlike many Asian countries, a large proportion of Koreans are Christian, which explains why the day is a national holiday. It also means that there are special Christmas services in churches around the country.

However, Christmas isn’t one of Korea’s big traditional holidays like Seollal or Chuseok, so there isn’t a mad rush of everybody trying to make it back to his or her hometown for Christmas.

Korean Vocabulary Words for Christmas 2015

Ho ho ho!

We are counting down the days ’till Christmas and we’re feeling festive!

Ho! Ho! Ho!

"And the angel said to them, Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people!"

A Week in Photos #9


Happy Christmas from If I Had a Minute to Spare

Over here at If I Had A Minute To Spare towers we are gradually tuning away from the normal humdrum business of changing and feeding +1 and hoping to celebrate our first Christmas together as a family. It’s unlikely +1 will remember it, but Herself and I shall, so it’s an exciting week ahead.

Not much else to say but wish you and all your family a very happy Christmas, and all the best for 2013.

Hope to have lots more blogging activity sent your way in the new year, and thanks again for reading!

Here’s a few shots of our tree, including pressies – most of which are for +1 (increasingly difficult to refer to my new child as this however I shall persevere for now)!

A Christmas Letter for You


Night Lights in Nampo

If you live in Busan, and haven’t yet strolled through Nampodong after dark this season, I suggest hopping on line 1 as soon as possible to check out Christmas–Korea style.  

You’ll spot a whole lot of the typical holiday symbols…

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