Yay! Happy Children’s Day!
Happy Children’s Day, everyone! May 5th is a recognized public holiday in Korea, which means I get this sunny Monday in Busan off! Yes, the irony of being an English teacher in South Korea and not having to teach on Children’s Day is not wasted on me.
Children’s Day has officially been celebrated since 1970 in Korea, and encourages children to grow and prosper without discrimination, and to hold only wisdom and bravery in their hearts. Toy stores, public parks, and department stores are apparently swarmed with kids on this day, so you better believe I’ll be avoiding those places today!
In celebration of the up-and-coming generation of Koreans, my school hosted a full day event in dedication of the little nuggets. This was great news for me because any day when I can derp around with my kindy kids and not teach from the world’s most boring textbooks is a…
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