Today, the matchmaker no longer exists, and some marriage arrangements are made through large, online dating services like Duo.
Most weddings are Western style and these is no small Korean style wedding prior to the main event.
At one time, matchmakers were used for half of the weddings in Korea.
Some railroads, such as our country's first common-carrier, maintained their original name for well over a century while others were brought about through either consolidation or reorganization.
The railroad may have been born in England but it quickly caught on the United States.
Today, many of these classic railroads are but a memory.
The older folks reading this can remember those bygone days when corporations like the legendary Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway, the mighty Pennsylvania Railroad, and prosperous Southern Railway all served America.
This is a very popular Korean singer, Taeyang, with the song ‘Wedding Dress.’ It is included here as a glimpse into the current life of young modern Koreans, and the influence of Western wedding traditions. From the olden times, there has been a saying all across Korea that men from the South make the best looking grooms (shin lang) while women from the North make the most beautiful brides (shin pu).
Historically, the neighboring countries of Asia, especially China, perceived Korea as a ‘country of courteous people in the East.’ This epithet says something about the Koreans’ traditional esteem for decorum, courtesy and propriety. Please feel free to contact us with your comments, and any other traditions which you would like us to include. Freedom of religion is guaranteed by the Constitution, and many of the world’s major religions are active in Korea.
Families would go to a matchmaker and present their young person with their resumes, and ask them to find someone that is compatible in status and earning potential.
Koreans keep precise lineage records and these would be listed on the resume.
The animal could not stop leaping on his master, wagging his tail, and crying in small barks of joy.
Finally, the man made it to an easy chair where the animal jumped on top of him, crying dog tears because the man he had waited so patiently for had at last returned.