May 15th was Teacher’s Day (스승의 날). In Korea, it is common for students to give teachers presents on this holiday. I received one cake, one cheesecake, two watermelons, handmade cookies, facial mist, carnations, special writing pens, perfume, an umbrella, a decorative pin, body lotion, hand lotion, chocolate, and some other nick-nacks.
May is a month for families in Korea (with Parents’ Day
and Children’s Day
). I think it shows that a community raises a child. Still, it can be an overwhelming month of holidays in Korea. I’m looking forward to things slowing down for a bit.