|Holiday decorations are everywhere in Seoul! This is outside the YBM headquarters.|
Although this is my first holiday alone, the holidays have been anything but lonely. Wherever you go throughout Seoul there are tons of Christmas lights and decorations everywhere. South Korea is the only East Asian country that recognizes Christmas as a national holiday. Many websites say that Christian and non-Christian Korean's celebrate by giving gifts and setting up Christmas trees. I find this statement a little misleading, because all my Korean friends and acquaintances seem to be shopping their hearts out, while none of them seem to be setting up Christmas trees. Although the holidays are still in full swing here, I think many Koreans are more excited to celebrate New Years than Christmas.
|Have a holiday decoration party in your office to keep the spirit alive!|
So what are my plans this Christmas and New Years? As of now nothing, but I'm thinking about avoiding the chaotic crowds that will be everywhere on New Years. I'll probably meet up with some friends and cook, or hole up in a cabin in the mountains somewhere drinking lots of wine and playing Cranium!
|The YBM Si-sa headquarters goes crazy during Christmas!|
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