Korean gift-giving customs – Cash as gift

In other countries, cash may be regarded as an impersonal gift and the giver may be considered as lacking sincerity in giving gifts.  However, as you may already notice, Koreans in fact prefer gifts which are practical and so cash is an acceptable gift for a lot of occasions. Continue reading

Want to marry a Korean? Read the following changing wedding trends first…

South Korea is a country deeply affected by the Confucian culture and the concepts of ‘family’ and ‘patriarchal society’ are important in Koreans’ daily lives.   However, like other countries (e.g., Hong Kong and Japan), the attitudes towards marriage are changing.  Below are some recent changes in marriage trends that are noteworthy: Continue reading