BTS receives high praise from Korean netizens for their New Year greetings
January 1st is over, but that doesn’t mean the new year is over. In fact, many countries in Asia that follow the lunar calendar have another New Year festival, the Lunar New Year.
In Korea we call it Seollal. It celebrates the first day of the lunar calendar and is one of the most important traditional Korean holidays. Click here to learn more about Seollal IKI.
Since January 21-22 is the Seollal weekend of 2023, many celebrities wished the New Year, and the video from BTS especially caught the attention of Korean netizens.
In the video, the members of BTS do not use the common English terms (Lunar New Year), but use the Korean expression “Seollal”, which means a lot to Korean netizens.
In a post on a popular online community, a netizen wrote: “While people are arguing about whether to use Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year, BTS simply posted the video saying Seollal. »
In view of this, many internet users could only agree with the post internet user. They replied:
- “This is how it should be. Seollal is Seollal. »
- “I love how BTS raises cultural awareness. Just like other cultures, we should use more Korean words instead of trying to translate them into common English terms. »
- “Reminds me of Ho Seok’s brother Chuseok lol”
- “It warms my heart so much to see the 7 members of Seollal. »
- “I hope more influential idols can follow BTS. »
- “Danielle from NewJeans caused controversy when she said ‘Chinese New Year.’ She must follow her sunbae. »