Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Parents Day!

Here in the Philippines, the second Sunday of May is considered 'Mother's Day'. For this year, Mother's Day falls today, May 8, 2011. However, one of my friends told me that today is also 'Parent's Day' in South Korea. And so I did some researching about this special day.

In the Republic of Korea, Parents' Day (어버이 날) is celebrated on May 8.

Parents Day in South Korea

In South Korea, May is the month for families. May 5th denotes Children's Day while May 8th reflects as Parent's Day. Originally called Mother's Day, 8th of May is now celebrated as Parent's Day in South Korea. This was done to make the fathers feel that they are not alienated. Parents Day, just like Mother's day or Father's Day, is meant to commemorate the efforts of the parents in building up their children - physically, psychologically, emotionally and socially. Though there is no national holiday declared on 8th of May, Parent's Day is still deemed as one of the special days in South Korea's yearly calendar.

It is the day when children pay regards to efforts of their parents. Parents are the epitome of love and affection. They play the role of providers throughout our lives. It is their constant sacrifices, selfless nature and unconditional love which formulate us as mature and responsible individuals. In South Korea, the streets and squares of Seoul take on a joyful look on Parent's Day. Children, with their bright smiles, warm the hearts of their parents as well as grandparents. In the subway, teenagers give up their seats to their elders.

Parent's Day is the day for those people who gave up their wishes to fulfill ours. Children resort to giving flowers and gifts to their parents. Carnations and roses are the most picked flowers for the day, to mark its specialty. Children spend time with their parents, doing things which their parents love to do. These are the traditional and the conventional form of paying gratitude to their parents.


In line with this, I wanted to share with you the parents who brought into the world the 5 men whom we adore today. We are truly grateful and pays gratitude on how you could bring up these 5 kind-hearted men into what they are now. It all started with you, parents, who delivered these amazing people into our lives. And we thank you for that... *bows 90 degrees* 

Kim Hyun Joong's Mom and Dad with his brother

Heo Young Saeng's Mom and Dad

Kim Kyu Jong's Mom and Dad with his sister

Park Jung Min's Mom and Heo Young Saeng's Mom

Kim Hyung Jun's Mom

And for my dearest mom, since today is Mother's Day here in the Philippines, I would like to greet you 'Happy Mother's Day!'. For the best mom in the world.. thank you for everything you have done. I know that you are still looking after me and ate wherever you are. I will be forever grateful that God gave you as my mom in this lifetime. I'd still chose you as my mom in my next life. Love you ma...

credits: as tagged + www.theparentsday.com


  1. I am very touched by this post. Aside from Mother's day it is also Parents day in South Korea. All Fathers also deserve all the love today from their sons and daugthers. Happy Parents day!!!^^


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