|Click to enlarge the icons of New Year's Day, Lunar New Year's Day, |
Valentine's Day, White Day, Mid Autumn Festival, and Christmas (clockwise).
These are probably what modern Korean people think the 6 most important days in a year : Jan. 1st (신정.New Year's Day), the Lunar New Year's Day (설날. Jan. 1st in the lunar calendar), Feb. 14th (발렌타인데이. Valentine's Day), Mar. 14th (stupid..oh no, they call it White Day, 화이트데이), Mid Autumn Festival (추석. August 15th in the lunar calendar), and Dec. 25th (크리스마스, Christmas). Special icons would pop up on these days and jump all over the place on my cell phone screen; for example, on both New Year's Days, a couple in traditional Korean costume would perform deep bow, a practice still observed nowadays, and on mid-autumn festival a jade-rabbit would jump all over the place pounding medicine. These icons are cute, and they also show the festival culture of modern Korean people.