Google Doodle celebrates Parents’ Day 2020 in South Korea on May 8. South Korea is one of the nations that praise a single Parents’ Day instead of separate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.
Parents’ Day (Korean: 어버이날 Eobeoinal) is every year held on May 8 in South Korea. The day is praised by both people in general and the legislature. Family occasions center around the parents; famous activities incorporate giving parents carnations. Public events are led by the Ministry of Health and Welfare and incorporate public festivals and awards.
The origins of the day can be followed back to the 1930s. Beginning in 1930, some Christian communities started to celebrate Mother’s Day. This custom was joined with Korea’s traditional Confucianism culture to eventually organize Mother’s Day. The State Council of South Korea assigned May 8 as an annual Mother’s Day in 1956.
Nonetheless, numerous individuals contended that there must be a holiday devoted to fathers too. In any case, the question of Father’s Day was talked about and on March 30, 1973, May 8 was assigned as Parents’ Day under Presidential Decree 6615, or the Regulations Concerning Various Holidays.
At the point when Parents’ Day was first established, the whole week with the 8th day was assigned to be a week to respect the older, however, respecting seniors in May was abrogated in 1997 with October becoming the month assigned for respecting the old.
On this day, kids usually give their parents carnations because these flowers are related to the day. Even though it’s not a non-working holiday, the Ministry of Health and Welfare organizes different public events.
Respect for older individuals is deeply embedded in the traditional Korean culture, and rapid industrialization and urbanization of South Korea have not changed that. Both mother and father are treated with deference and reverence throughout the entire year and not only on Parents’ Day. The holiday just emphasizes this reality.
On May 8, 2020, Google animated doodle representation shows 3 carnations as a mother, father, and kid to observe Parents’ Day 2020 (South Korea).