Korean Superstitions

An infographic featuring illustrations of a brush with red paint, running shoes, and a pig in coins. Excerpted from Moon Living Abroad in South Korea. Infographic by Carrie Hirsch.

Behind South Korea’s modern veneer there are a number of beliefs handed down from antiquity that continue to hold sway. Here are some common superstitions to be aware of—and though they might seem irrational, so is discomfort with the number 13 or black cats.