10 Awesome Facts About South Korea You Didn’t Know

Most of you probably know South Korea because of the pop culture phenomenon Gangnam Style and some of you might even be into K-Pop and Korean TV Shows. However, what you didn’t know is that the country is one of the fastest developing economies and its people are, in a sense, weirder than Japanese. Different and sometimes crazy, yet extremely lovable, the South Korean culture is one you should definitely dive into and if you don’t believe us, we’ve prepared a special list for you with some of the most awesome facts about the South Korean culture you definitely didn’t know!

Say ‘No!’ to Birthday Cakes! Eat Seaweed Soup instead!

It may sound as an extremely conservative way to celebrate one’s birthday, but in South Korea, instead of eating birthday cake they tend to eat the highly nutritious seaweed soup. As with everything else in the country, this has special meaning as well – to remind the children of the pain of childbirth and thus further appreciate the care that their mothers have given to them.

It Was Illegal To Cheat On Your Spouse Until Very Recently

Adultery was illegal in a number of countries, including the U.S. in the early years of the 20th century. However, in South Korea cheating on your spouse was illegal until February, 2015 with as many as 53,000 South Koreans having been indicted since 1985.

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