Merry Christmas in Korean-Christmas is one of the most awaited festivals all over the world. Though the traditions surrounding Christmas may differ from region to region, but the sentiments remain the same. This festival brings with itself a lot of joy and happiness and brings families closer. Christmas decorations are of utmost significance. People make a lot of effort in decorating their houses, the Christmas tree and making other arrangements for the Christmas supper.
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Merry Christmas in Korean is “Meri krismas” or ‘seongtanjeol jal bonaeyo’. Normally the churches are decorated with lights and provides service on that day. These days a visit to the church has become so popular that even non-Christians prefer going to the church on Christmas. The stores are full of decorative items and the city is covered with an amazing display of lights.
Christians in South Korea decorate their house, like any other Christian in any other city and the main attraction remains the Christmas tree, like anywhere else. Just like other places, exchange of gifts is considered an important ritual; but the most popular present here is money. Santa Claus is also very popular in South Korea and one can find a Santa Claus wearing a red or blue dress.
Santa Claus is popularly known as ‘Santa Kullosu’ in South Korea. The Christmas eve cannot come to an end without the popular Christmas cake, which is usually a sponge cake in cream. Ice cream cake is also a popular Christmas dessert in Korea.
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Unfortunately, the situation is very much different in North Korea, where even though being a Christian is “Officially Allowed”, one may be sent to the prison or even be killed for being a Christian or having a Bible. Thus, Christmas is more of a secret affair in North Korea.
Planning a Christmas event is a huge task and takes up a lot of time. So, one must start the preparations with a lot of time in hand. The gifts can be customised according to the budget and the likes of the recipient. The planning and the festival is only an excuse, the main reason is to bring friends and families closer.