Spring 2014 Forecast for South Korea
Last week, when I walked down the mosque with my Korean Muslim friend; Sister Jannatul, I told her that the weather has become warmer these days. The spring is coming!
But she said…we are now in Spring! What? and when and why I didn’t know that?
According to her, Korean follow Lunar calendar to determine the starting of each season. So the starting of spring is called as ‘Ipchun’ and for 2014, the date was on 4th of February.
onset of spring, one of the 24 seasonal divisions (around 3 or 4 February)Source: Naver dictionary
I rarely watch news and this morning after watching the yesterday’s broadcast from Naver, the forecast for 2014 Spring’s flower is here!!
People normally relate spring in Korea with cherry blossoms but there are actually many type of flowers in Korea other than cherry blossom. ^^
Picture by SBS News