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South Korea

Being roughly 5000 years old, Korea is ripe with tradition. No matter how long you have been living in Seoul, you will still be taken by surprise by exactly what is cause for a full blown ceremony! Tradition shapes the way of life of every Korean, even in today's industrialized, first world atmosphere. Huge emphasis is placed on one's elders, including bosses and grandparents, while those who are younger or less important are often treated indifferently. One can find this system in place in nearly every home and workplace in South Korea.

While some traditions may seem kinder than others, you should understand that every Korean feels that their traditions are what set them apart as a peop…