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Korean Wedding Anniversary

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Korean Wedding AnniversaryKorean Wedding Anniversary? Korean have their own names and celebrations of wedding anniversary too. The names of wedding anniversary provide guidance for appropriate or traditional gifts for the spouses to give each other or if there is a party these can be brought by the guests or influence the theme or decoration. In Korea, Koreans called this as 결혼기념일 which means wedding anniversary. Lists of wedding anniversary gifts vary by country. See the Korean names of wedding anniversary and gifts below.

Korean Wedding Anniversary

The tradition originated in medieval Germany where if a married couple lived to celebrate the twenty fifth anniversary of their wedding, the wife was presented by her friends and neighbors with a silver wreath, partly to congratulate them for the good fortune that had prolonged the lives of the couple for so many years and partly in recognition of the fact they must have enjoyed a fairly harmonious relationship, on celebration of the fiftieth the wife received a wreath of gold.

These anniversaries were known as the silver wedding-day and the golden wedding-day. Over time the number of symbols has expanded and the German tradition was to assign gifts which had direct connections with each stage of married life. The symbols may change over time, for example in the United Kingdom Diamond was a well known symbol for the 75th Anniversary but this changed to the now more common 60th anniversary after Queen Victoria’s 60 years on the throne was widely marked as her Diamond Jubilee.

Lists of wedding anniversary gifts vary by country. These gifts vary in different countries but some years have well established connections which are now common to most nations, they are:

  • 5th wedding anniversary – Wooden
  • 10th wedding anniversary – Tin
  • 15th wedding anniversary – Crystal
  • 20th wedding anniversary – China
  • 25th wedding anniversary – Silver
  • 30th wedding anniversary – Pearl
  • 40th wedding anniversary – Ruby
  • 50th wedding anniversary – Golden
  • 60th wedding anniversary – Diamond.

The list below are Korean names of wedding anniversary and wedding anniversary gifts.

Year of Wedding Anniversary Korean Wedding Anniversary Wedding Anniversary Gifts
1st Wedding Anniversary 1주년 지혼식 Paper Wedding
5th Wedding Anniversary 5주년 목혼식 Wooden Wedding
10th Wedding Anniversary 10주년 주석혼식 Tin Wedding
12th Wedding Anniversary 12주년 아마혼식 Linen Wedding
15th Wedding Anniversary 15주년 수정혼식 Crystal Wedding
20th Wedding Anniversary 20주년 자기혼식 China Wedding
25th Wedding Anniversary 25주년 은혼식 Silver Wedding
30th Wedding Anniversary 30주년 진주혼식 Pearl Wedding
35th Wedding Anniversary 35주년 산호혼식 Coral Wedding
40th Wedding Anniversary 40주년 홍옥혼식 Ruby Wedding
45th Wedding Anniversary 45주년 청옥혼식 Sapphire Wedding
50th Wedding Anniversary 50주년 금혼식 Golden Wedding
55th Wedding Anniversary 55주년 에메랄드혼식 Emerald Wedding
60/75th Wedding Anniversary 60/75 주년 다이아몬드혼식 Diamond wedding

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