Monday, May 18, 2009

Children's Day

In South Korea, May 5th is officially recognized as Children's Day. While this is an important holiday for children, it's also important to us teachers. It meant that we were going to have our first day off of work since January. YES! 

On Children's Day parents give presents to their children, 
take the day off work, and spend as much time with them as possible. Obviously this is make up for the fact that they never see their fathers because they're always "working" and their mothers put them in academies from as early as 7 am until as late as midnight. 

Many of my students went to the zoo, or took an extra day off and went to Jeju Island (Korea's Hawaii). Poly had a sports day for the kids and it was actually an awesome time. 

Check out the photos, they speak for themselves. 


Jo said...

Looks like you've had lots of fun! The first day off since January?! Seriously??!!

sarah said...

so bloody cute!! <3

and i agree with jo - you poor thing. are you okay????