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25 Dec 2018

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Is Christmas a big holiday in Korea?

I've just read this blog post and I'm wondering if this is still valid for the present year. Is it true that Koreans don't care about Christmas as much as people in western countries do? Is it still like the person described in the post?

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Here's the blog post:

"I lived in Korea for a number of years and spent two Christmases in the country. As an American, I was well aware that December 25th is Christmas, but when I left my apartment on Christmas day in Korea, I saw nothing to indicate that it was a holiday.

No decorations. No gifts. Nobody wishing you a "Merry Christmas". Stores didn't advertise it. I didn't hear Christmas music. And there certainly wasn't any Christmas food.

Mind you I lived in Korea during 2005 and 2006, so it has been 10 years. It just wasn't a thing."

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