Hello ARMYs all over the world! Let’s take a step forward to being more accepting and loving towards each other. Let’s celebrate diversity instead of making it a barrier. Let’s end the cycle of ignorance and hate by sharing and learning.
And so it began. An idea was formed to bring ARMYs all over the world together. To share our differences in religion, culture, customs, or how beautiful the land we come from is.
Picture credit: @armyxculture
To help us understand and appreciate each other better, to bring down barriers, stereotypes, and misconceptions so we could learn more about our diverse fandom and lessen the misunderstandings.
The goal was to celebrate cultural diversity instead of making it a boundary.
It launched on Twitter on the 23rd of March 2018 with the hashtag #BTSARMYCultureDay.
It was well accepted among the ARMY fandom and we got to learn more about daily life, religion, struggles, festivals and beautiful places all around the world. We learned about historical moments, we nourished our musical tastes by listening to amazing artists, broke stereotypes, got hungry and shared recipes of delicious food and drinks, fed our fashion sense with pictures of traditional clothing, learned about holiday traditions, and in between-formed new friendships and widened our knowledge and better understanding of ourselves.
Here are some examples of posts from #BTSARMYCultureDay:
[SLOVENIA] I tought long and hard on what to represent today. And then it hit me. Pippi Longstocking festival. Who doesn’t know the amazing girl from Astrid Lindgrens book? Two red pigtails,freckles,colorful socks and two big shoes. #BTSARMYCultureDay @armyxculture @BTS_twt + pic.twitter.com/Eh0RfTvQAp
— Maya| 마야 (@chim_xarmy) March 23, 2018
#BTSARMYCultureDay @armyxculture This is going to be split up into two possible threads, one for later. I know this is late, but I had more research to do for this and I feel it’s still lacking, but oh well, the 24th isn’t over for me yet so I’m still safe. lmao pic.twitter.com/97dljT1q5c
— Kristina: Reading through disaster of 1st draft🧐 (@awritingbee) March 25, 2018
Greek culture begins at the ancient years. It is the home of Democracy, theatre (Aeschylus,Euripides, Aristophanis),the Olympic Games&home of pioneering philosophers& scientists like Plato, Aristotle, Pythagoras, Hippocrates#BTSARMYCultureDay @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/qZKMVXAMNm
— silia (@euphoricpjk) March 24, 2018
Hello ARMYs! I am from Texas so let me address the main stereotypes first😅I don’t ride a horse everywhere & have never ridden one. I don’t wear a cowboy hat, or wear cowboy boots daily, & most of us don’t have a heavy accent.🤓 #BTSARMYCultureday @armyxculture pic.twitter.com/OfkYpPeKYU
— MONI (@youniqueseven) March 24, 2018
Hi ARMYs💜 I’m an ARMY from Armenia
I’d like to teach you some armenian phrases
I Love You -Սիրում եմ քեզ (Sirum em kez)
I’m an ARMY -Ես ԱՐՄԻ եմ (yes ARMY em)
— Gayane Azaryan🇦🇲 (@_ANGY_45) March 24, 2018
— BTS 7-1=0 (@chimchim2333) March 26, 2018
Turkey has a Mediterranean climate with plenty of sunshine, mild temperatures and a limited amount of rainfall. It’s having four special climates well known as Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter which reflects that all of four seasons exist in Turkey. #BTSARMYCultureday #takenbyme pic.twitter.com/FjzOTNXzoS
— Pınar (@pnryldrmm) March 26, 2018
South Africa has MANY different cultures.
So for #BTSARMYCultureDay
I’ll be doing a thread on one of them called; ‘Cape Coloureds’ coloured Culture, as well as show off Cape Town. This also is my culture and heritage so this will be fun 😂👏@BTS_twt @BigHitEnt@bts_bighit pic.twitter.com/rmp82IUYBU
— BTS SOUTH AFRICA 💜 (@BTSSouth_Africa) March 23, 2018
I am going to represent to you some of our famous writers, scientists, musicians and intellectuals.
I come from a small country called Serbia 🇷🇸 which is proud of the accomplishments these people, who will be mentioned, achieved.#BTSARMYCultureDay @BTS_twt @armyxculture pic.twitter.com/uYa5LUeg07
— 민 나탈리아/ BTS 5년 (@kookie_suga_rm) March 23, 2018
I’m so excited to discover all of ARMY’s diversity and culture 💜
I was thinking about what should I tell you about Morocco 🇲🇦 …we have a really rich culture so I was thinking about a bref introduction ⤵ pic.twitter.com/gxZVAmbhwh
— ოყ૨เαɱ🌸 (@Myriam905) March 23, 2018
I’m from South Africa 🇿🇦 💜
I am a proud Xhosa woman.
AmaXhosa are the 2nd largest cultural group in SA. The Xhosa language (IsiXhosa), is part of the Nguni language group. IsiXhosa is one of the 11 SA official languages.#BTSARMYCultureDay@BTSSouth_Africa @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/e7BNt1AxWS
— Mochi🐥 (@Viwe_Liwani) March 23, 2018
You missed it? No worries, more BTS ARMY Culture Day celebrations are to come again soon, so don’t forget to follow @armyxculture on Twitter, and in the meantime, you can still go through the hashtag on twitter and enjoy ARMYs diversity.