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1. Kimchi is Love.

The national dish of South Korea is Kimchi which is essentially a side dish but an important part of the food culture of the nation. The sour and spicy dish is so popular across the nation and the world . Kimchi is that it has got over 200 documented types, with each having its own distinct flavour. 


The Fear of 4: Bad Omen

South Korea is that there is a fear of using the number, 4. Well, that’s because it is deemed as an unlucky number as it sounds quite similar to the word for death. If you have ever been to any East Asian country, including South Korea, you will notice that the number 4 is rarely used. 

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On this day, single Koreans gather at a place dressed up in black and eat jjajangmyeon, a special dish of noodles covered in black bean paste. 

3. Black Day: A Special Day for Singles in South Korea

4. Makeup for Men in south korea

In South Korea, there is no bias against men who prefer to wear makeup. Using makeup is an important part of the daily routine for South Korean men.

5. Land of Booze Lovers 

The biggest contributor to making the South Koreans the land of booze lovers is Soju, a clear, colourless alcoholic beverage that is pretty much like Vodka. Soju is also known as the national drink of South Korea .  Consuming alcohol in public is totally allowed in South Korea 

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6. Taekwondo Originated in South Korea


Tae Kwon Do or Taekwondo, one of the oldest forms of martial arts that dates back to 2000 years, originated in South Korea. Taekwondo is the country’s most popular sport and South Korea’s contribution to the most prestigious sporting event, Olympics.

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7. The Cosmetic Surgery Capital of the World

The country is one of the popular and highly preferred destinations for medical tourism, specifically cosmetic surgery . most parents even support their kids to get it (if they think they should) before starting university.  

8. Knowing One’s Blood Type is a Big Deal

in South Korea, it is thought to be an important sign of your personality and characteristics. It is so crucial that some Koreans take blood type into consideration when they are dating or searching for a romantic match besides zodiac signs. You will hardly find any South Korean who doesn’t know their blood type. Interesting, isn’t it? 

9. A New-born in South Korea is One Year Old

Koreans are automatically one year old at birth. The are many reasons behind it but the simplest logic says, since the baby stays in their mother’s womb for nine months, which is about one year, they are one year old at birth. If you want to find the age of any Korean person, you can simply follow this formula to get the age: (Current year – your birth year) + 1 = Korean age