Black Day in South Korea 2024 Meaning, Wishes, Status, Quotes

Black Day, is an unofficial holiday celebrated on March 14 every year. In South Korea, it’s mainly observed by singles. It coincides with Valentine’s Day and White Day, the 14th day of the month. On this day, those who did not receive gifts on the previous two days, gather together and eat jajangmyeon, noodles with black beans. 

Black Day 2023 Date

It is celebrated by Singles in South Korea. It’s the third ‘marketing day’ after Valentine’s Day and White Day. This day is reserved for single people in South Korea. This year, Black Day will be celebrated on Friday, April 14, 2023.

History of Black Day in South Korea

In South Korea, both Valentine’s Day and White Day are dedicated to exchanging gifts with lovers. Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14th when women buy gifts for men. Initially, Black Day didn’t exist following Valentine’s Day and White Day which became popular. With all the love holidays (14 to be exact) in Korea, many believe that single people should be recognized. White Day is celebrated on March 14, when men respond with gifts of their own, including chocolate. Since both seasons fall on the 14th, additional holidays have been created by the South Korean government for all other months to continue the tradition. The process has also targeted marketers.

Black Day Meaning

It is designed to mirror the romantic aspect of Valentine’s Day and White Day. Whereas chocolates received on Valentine’s Day are defined as a sign of a man’s popularity and chocolates given on White Day are used only for love, Black Day is aimed at people, especially singles, who did not receive any gifts on either holiday.

Black Day in South Korea Celebration

There are lots of people who see this Day as a chance to celebrate with friends and family. The word celebration is nothing to do with it. Several people celebrate Black Day with their friends to embrace their singleness, as there is less societal pressure to have a relationship in Korea today. Other people celebrate the day with comfort foods.

How to Celebrate Black Day

1. Consume Food

The most eaten dish on this Day is jjajangmyeon, a popular Korean black sauce noodle. People eat jjajangmyeon on this Day because it is a simple, yet delicious dish that one can get at a low price. Black leaves, danmuji, tangsuyuk, and kimchi are popular side dishes served with jjajangmyeon.

2. Grab the discounts 

Many restaurants and businesses use the day to promote discounts on their products. Restaurant owners expect their sales to double, even triple their usual prices. Black coffee and jjajangmyeon are two popular snacks that sell out in no time.

3. Attend an event 

People use this as an opportunity to promote music, food, clothing, competitions, and sex support. Participate in any of these to enjoy the day and remove your boredom.

4. Wear black 

On this day, bachelors who have not received gifts for two previous days gather together dressed in black clothes to ‘grace themselves’ for black-colored foods, especially jajangmyeon.

5. Organise singles' party 

Organize a party on this day inviting all your singles friends. Exchange gifts with them to forget the pain of singleness.

Black Day in Other Countries 

Like Korea, other countries around the world have their own Black Day. In the United States, February 15th is the day that is celebrated as Single Awareness Day, the day after Valentine’s Day. China celebrates November 11 every year as Singles' Day. It represents single sticks and similar to Korea, China promotes a lot of discounts for singles.

Happy Black Day 2023 Wishes, Messages

Celebrate this day with fun with everyone by sharing Black Day Wishes and Messages which we have added below:

  • I wish everyone a happy Black Day! Wear a black dress to show the world that you’re happily single.
  • Being single isn’t painful, sometimes you can choose your happiness. Happy Black Day!
  • Celebrate the fact that you’re single always because once you get committed, you’ll miss these days.
  • Never confuse your singleness with love. Enjoy a single day in South Korea.
  • Many times we celebrated our love but forgot to celebrate being single. Happy Black's Day!

Happy Black Day Status, Captions 2023 

Share this day with all the singles around you with Black's Day WhatsApp statuses and captions for Instagram:

  • Never feel bad about being single, but be proud that you are not settling with anyone.
  • Say hello to all those single people who are happy with their status. Happy Black Day!
  • When you were single, you learned to live on your own.
  • The joy of being single is beyond words and singleness is not a bad thing and we should not forget that.
  • Happy Black Day! Don’t forget to enjoy this beautiful day, and without a doubt enjoys your singleness.

Happy Black Day 2023 SMS 

Let us make the most of this day by celebrating singlehood with Black's Day short messages (SMS):

  • Never feel low about being single, but be proud that you are not settling with anyone.
  • There is nothing wrong with being single and that is what you should remember on this day. 
  • Happy Black Day to you dear! It's fun to be single and you shouldn't miss out on it.
  • Wishing you a very Happy Black Day and all the singles around the world.
  • It's time to eat black noodles and celebrate being single. A happy Black Day!

Black Day Quotes 

Below is a collection of inspirational Black Quotes that will make your day while you are living single:

"Depression wipes all the radiant colours of Life, Only the dark Black colour remains in Life." — Riya Richard R L

"I fell in love with black; it contained all colors. It wasn’t a negation of color…Black is the most aristocratic color of all…You can be quiet, and it contains the whole thing." — Louise Nevelson

"I will stop loving black when they create darker color" — Sai Ramalakshmi

"My favorite color is black." — Johnny Depp

"If I could find anything blacker than black, I'd use it." — J. M. W. Turner

"There’s something about black. You feel hidden away in it." — Georgia O’Keeffe 

April 14 is Black Day in South Korea. This day is for all singles celebrating their status. Thanks for reading the article. We hope you have got all the necessary information regarding the day.