15 Fascinating Facts About Korean Love, Pregnancy, Death and Other Superstitions

9. THE MYSTERY OF BEAUTY MARKS

Facial features can be cute and attractive at times. But for Koreans, moles or beauty marks around the mouth are not. In fact, it is somewhat untrustworthy. The existence of such beauty marks may show the potential of that person being unfaithful in the future towards his/her partner.

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10. DON’T DRINK BY YOURSELF

This one superstition is sad to begin with – and inevitable at times! They say if you pour yourself a drink, you will be single for 3 years. What!? What if we’re a solitary human being, right? But fear not, superstition doesn’t always happen in real life. Raise your glass and enjoy your life. Love will come either way.

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11. TRY NOT TO CRY CHALLENGE

We all know that military service is compulsory for every man in South Korea. Some of these men are often in a relationship by the time they have to enlist. Unfortunately for the women, they should try to hold back their tears. It is believed that if the women cries when the men have to go, they will break up. Isn’t it just a natural reaction?

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Koran Bad Luck Colors

12. NO NAMES WRITTEN IN RED

It is considered a bad luck writing names in red ink. You may be accused of giving a death wish if you write someone’s name in red ink. Interestingly, if you want to write anything other than names with red ink, it is completely fine. This is rooted back to the historical tradition wherein the name of the deceased is written in red. Therefore, if you are in Korea and about to write someone’s name, you can use regular blue or black ink pens.

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13. THE COLOR WHITE ATTRACTS

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White is a sweet and calming color. However, Koreans use white as the color of funerals. That’s why when you wear a white ribbon, they say you’re attracting death to pay a visit to you.

Korean Superstition About Wedding Ceremenonies

14. ONLY CATCH IF YOU ARE READY

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Have you ever caught a bouquet at a wedding? Well, congratulations! In Korea, it means you will have to get married in the next 6 months or you will never do so. That is why the bride usually gives the bouquet to her friend who is already engaged to avoid any unnecessary pressure on those who are single.

15. SHOWER OF BLESSING

Don’t be afraid to hold your wedding on a rainy day. This one superstition believes that getting married on a rainy day will actually bring happiness to you and your spouse in the future! The rain nurtures the ground to be rich so that plants can grow healthily. Therefore, your family will also grow healthily just like the plants.

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