Traditions of South Korea
In Korea it is customary respect for elders. Accordingly, to speak to all people you encounter in certain situations, it is necessary, depending on their social status, using a rather complicated system of special appeals. On behalf of the Koreans actually call each other very rarely.
Korea is generally a very friendly country, where all relate to each other politely and carefully. So, if your head is in the subway or the train wearily and sleepily leaned on the shoulder of a neighbor, there’s no way he won’t bother you. If you get lost – any of the people around will gladly help you go on your own route or subway line, will point the way, tell me who to contact in case of problems.
This feature of the people seen in the service sector, where in any institution you will definitely get some pleasant bonus. For example, when buying fruit you will believe something as a gift. Therefore, to travel in Korea very nice, comfortable and safe.
This contributes to the developed and convenient transportation system of the country. All the inscriptions are duplicated in English. To save you can buy a special transport card. But in the cities you can ride a Bicycle, for which there are Parking lots everywhere. Bicycle rental is easy and fast.
Food culture in Korea is very developed. Koreans are sensitive to food in principle, preferring spicy food. However, in restaurants and cafés offer a huge selection, often includes dishes of European, Italian and Japanese cuisine. Koreans are considerable amounts of rice to eat salty and spicy cabbage (kimchi). Of course, common Korean salads. If you came to eat at the national school, then do not worry, if you all will actively slurp is a sign that the Korean very much enjoyed the dish.
The coffee lovers in Korea will be quite cozy – the locals love coffee, so cook it completely on the level.
Keep in mind that, like many other Nations of Asia, Koreans often eat lunch on the weekends as a family in restaurants, so on Saturday and Sunday especially in popular places can be considerable queues.
Koreans support not only the daily traditions in food, but special, holiday – every holiday is associated with certain meals. So, the birthday the birthday boy sure eats a dish called MIEC-cook – soup with seaweed. It is believed that thus he secures longevity. An interesting tradition associated with International women’s day. The girls on this day, no one congratulated buy black noodles, which is sold on the streets along with flowers, and eat it. It is a symbol of what they have today is a rainy day.
In addition to birthday, New year, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Korea national holidays. For example, “it’s thanksgiving” is a celebration of harvest, “Solnal” – Oriental New year. These holidays are waiting with no less impatience and definitely meet the whole family.
Of course, the holidays in Korea – the weekend. And in usual time, the weekend, as we do, in Korea it is Saturday and Sunday. Saturday is a day for picnics, which go either to the mountains with baskets full of food, or to hold them in city parks.
But the feature of holiday in Korea is that all the citizens of it – in one month, in July and it lasts no more than two weeks. Keep this in mind when planning your trip: across the country in this period of greatly inflated prices, and places in hotels almost not.