Celebrating Mothers Around the World
Happy Mother’s Day to all of our wonderful caregivers that inspire us, care for us, and deserve appreciation everyday!
Mother's Day in Korea
In Korea, Mother’s Day is actually celebrated on May 8 with fathers and it’s known as Parent’s Day. Three days earlier on May 5, it’s Children’s Day. The month of May is known as “Family Month” for these holidays. Korean culture is very family-oriented. Traditionally, families were centered around a patriarchal authority but there have been shifts in the typical Korean households. More responsibilities and authority fall equally on both parents.
Parent’s Day is also considered “family day,” as it’s usually spent with the entire family. Children thank and honor their parents by giving them carnations, gifts, and cards.
Contributing to positive changes in the household and workforce in South Korea, is that more women are graduating high school and attending universities. As economic development contributed to better living conditions, more women were able to pursue education in South Korea.
In 1948, the Republic of Korea was established, providing women with constitutional rights for equal opportunities. Women are encouraged to seek an education and join the workforce. The strong economic growth in South Korea in recent decades can be attributed to the increasing female workforce.
Similarly in the United States, more women are attending colleges and make up 47 percent of the entire workforce. As of 2017, more than 11.6 million firms are also owned by women, including Qi Alchemy.
Everyday there are so many incredible mothers that inspire us. There are amazing female entrepreneurs managing both their businesses and homes, strong mothers working two jobs, and awesome mothers with full time jobs running the household. We also greatly appreciate our grandmothers, aunts, and sisters that step in when we really needed them. Therefore, we’re celebrating all the women in our lives that serve as role models, caregivers, and make our lives better everyday.