Christmas tree penguin costume parade opens Christmas festival in South Korea
A penguin dressed as Santa Claus led a group of penguins dressed as Christmas trees through Everland, South Korea's largest amusement park yesterday as part of a parade. Christmas is celebrated in Korea by both Christian and non-Christian Koreans by the exchange of gifts, caroling and attending mass. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
Everland is located in Yongin which is south of Seoul. The penguin parade was organised to launch the amusement parks Christmas festival season.
South Korea is the only East-Asian county to recognise Christmas as a national holiday. It has increased in popularity in recent years, even birthing a 'Santa Claus School' in Everland, from which the students graduated on November 26th. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)