Photo credit to Yonhap News Koreans celebrate Parents Day on May 8. According to the Korea Times, cash was the top gift list for Parents Day. For more information on Parents Day, you can read http://www.korea.net/news.do?mode=detail&guid=46485 to learn more about it.
Giving a red carnation is a common practice to give honor to your elders. I never knew that was a Korean custom...no wonder I was always given a red carnation to give to my mother on Mother's Day at church!