20 May 2010

COMING OF AGE DAY.

A bit late I know but I've only just been catching up with this weeks newspapers where I came across a lovely picture depicting a scene from South Korea's Coming Of Age Day.

Celebrated on the third Monday every May, Coming Of Age Day officially sees a young persons transition from childhood to adulthood - in Korea, this being aged 20 instead of 18 as in England.

Click HERE for more images from the 2008 celebrations.

12 comments:

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Thanks for sharing, Tracy. Quite interesting!
Have a great day!
Hugs
B xx

NabilaHazirah said...

interesting. you know, my friends are crazy about korea!

Vivienne said...

Almost like a national debutante day. I think we should have something like that over here.

themethatisme said...

Can I have a coming of age day when it happens?

Arti said...

never knew about this tradition..thanks for the info..
have a nice week

....Petty Witter said...

THEME - you can have just such a day when (and only when) it happens.

Kelly said...

Beautiful photos! The colors are so vibrant.

jbvadeboncoeur.info said...

Interesting, Is it too late to celebrate? muhaha.

I gave you two awards today on my blog.
XD

Oddyoddyo13 said...

There's always one of those days-but it only shows how many years old you are, not how OLD you are.

....Petty Witter said...

JB: Nice to meet you and many thanks for those awards.

jason evans said...

We could use something like that in the U.S. Some people try to come of age at 13, and others 35.

Karen said...

hmmm - never heard of that. Beautiful picture. What do you do in England to celebrate? I guess the closet we have in the US is a sweet 16 party.