Parents' Day

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Parents' Day in South Korea in 2023
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Dates of Parents' Day
2023 South Korea Monday, May 8thParents' Day
2022 South Korea Sunday, May 8thParents' Day
2021 South Korea Saturday, May 8thParents' Day
2020 South Korea Friday, May 8thParents' Day
2019 South Korea Wednesday, May 8thParents' Day
Summary
Find out the dates, history and traditions of Parents' Day in South Korea

In South Korea, Parents' Day is held on May 8th each year.

Parents' Day is celebrated by both the public and the government. Family events focus on the parents; popular actions include giving parents carnations. The ceremony to designate Parents' Day as an anniversary and to wear carnations originated in Christian culture in the United States.

Western religion, culture, and Confucian ideas combined to make it a traditional holiday. Public events are led by the Ministry of Health and Welfare and include public celebrations and awards.

The origins of Parents' Day can be traced back to the 1930s. Starting in 1930, some Christian communities began to celebrate Mother's Day or Parents' Day. This tradition was combined with Korea's traditional Confucianism culture to eventually establish Mother's Day.

In 1956, the State Council of South Korea designated May 8th as an annual Mother's Day. However, the question of Father's Day was discussed and on March 30, 1973, May 8th was designated as Parents' Day under Presidential Decree 6615, or the Regulations Concerning Various Holidays.

When Parents' Day was first established, the entire week beginning with the 8th day was designated to be a week to respect the elderly, but respecting elders in the month of May was abolished in 1997 with October becoming the month designated for respecting the elderly.

Source: Wikipedia

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