In Japan, as well as other countries such as South Korea, Vietnam, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China, 14 March will be celebrated as White Day. On it, men who received chocolate of love (honmei-choko) or courtesy chocolate (giri-choko) on Valentine’s Day will be expected to return the favor by giving gifts to the women. Popular White Day gifts are white chocolates, white cookies, marshmallow, white flowers, white jewelry, even white clothing such as lingerie. A man could also take the woman to a date. Continue reading
Love is in the air and chocolates are everywhere. That’s right, we will celebrate Valentine’s Day on 14 February! Continue reading
The Netherlands Nationale Tulpendag or National Tulip Day will be celebrated on 19 January 2019, to officially inaugurate the start of tulip season in the Netherlands. Tulip is Holland’s trademark flower, and the tulip season will last from January to April, when many varieties of tulip will bloom and be ready to be sold or auctioned in florist, supermarkets, and flower stands. The National Tulip Day itself has been celebrated since 2012.
The theme for 2019 is Het is weer tijd voor Tulpen! or It’s Time for Tulips! Continue reading
Prepare for something romantic and mystical, because on 17 August we will celebrate the Qixi festival! Also known as the Qiqiao festival, it is a Chinese festival that celebrates the annual meeting of the cowherd and the weaver girl in Chinese mythology. The Qixi festival is celebrated on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month on the Chinese calendar, and also inspired the Tanabata festival in Japan and Chilseok festival in Korea. Continue reading
Are you in South Korea today? If yes, then you are in luck, because Buyeo Seodong Lotus Festival is currently held on 6-15 July this year at Buyeo county, South Korea! The festival is held in Gungnamji, the first man-made pond in the nation, located in the Seodong Park. Buyeo Seodong Lotus Festival is selected as 1 of the “10 Outstanding Festivals” by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in Korea. Continue reading
People in Japan! Are you ready for Hanami?
Hanami, meaning flower viewing, is a Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the beauty of Sakura, the renowned Japanese cherry blossom. From end of March to early May, sakura tree will bloom all over Japan, and will last only for a week or two. That is why the sakura-zensen or blossom forecast announced each year by the weather bureau is watched carefully by Japanese people. Continue reading
Need fresh ideas on how to celebrate White Day? No worries, Adorageek is here to help you! You could find below a printable activity page that you could use with your family and friend!
There are two versions of the page, with colored background and with white background. Sneak peeks are available below!
Have fun, and share with us what you and your family or friend did with the page!