Christmas in Korea

Christmas is a strange time in Korea. Around 30% of Korea’s population are Christian and Christmas is a national holiday, but it is not really celebrated in the way that the major holidays (lunar new year and Korean thanksgiving) are. Despite that, there are lots of decorations in the cities and the stores have lots of Christmasy merchandise.

On Christmas day we went to Busan to see the Busan Christmas Tree Festival and the Christmas lights. It was quite nice but far too crowded to really enjoy. I did get some pictures of the lights

Here’s a view from a 2nd-floor coffee shop that shows how crowded the streets were. They did have a very nice maple latte though and fortune cookies.

Some pictures from street level:



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