As you may remember from last month, the Asian sequel to Valentine’s Day, White Day, is followed by a third holiday. It’s called Black Day, and it’s celebrated in Korea. It falls on April 14.
What it is:
Unlike Valentine’s Day and White Day, Black Day celebrates single people. Unattached individuals dress entirely in black and eat only black food, most commonly noodles in black bean paste. (This dish, known as jjajang myeon, is the stereotypical comfort food of Korea.)
How it started:
The holiday’s origins are unknown, but it’s grown in popularity over roughly the past 15 years.
How to partake:
Grab your single pals and hit the nearest Korean or Chinese restaurant (jjajang myeon is a Chinese-influenced dish) for some noodles. The takeaway? Carbs are the universal response to heartbreak.