A Giant ‘Serendipity’ Inspired Bubble of Jimin Appears in South Korea Ahead of This BTS Member’s Birthday
He’s BTS’ resident Prince Charming and a beloved performer by fans of this K-pop group. In fact, this October brings a number of Jimin celebrations across the world. Here’s what fans are doing in honor of this BTS member’s birthday, including creating a lifesize, “Serendipity” bubble display in South Korea.
The BTS ARMY is celebrating Jimin’s birthday
Oct. 13 is a pretty special day for BTS fans. That’s because Oct. 13, 1995, is Jimin’s birthday. Even though fans are physically distant from this performer, they are still sharing their love for this singer, actor, dancer, and performer.
Although his birthday is still a few days away, there’s already one location where fans can stop and take pictures with Jimin. Well, sort of. In Seoul, South Korea, fans can find a lifesize display inspired by Jimin’s live performance of “Serendipity,” complete with a bubble and golden presents.
There will be a Jimin-themed festival in Seoul
In years past, the members recorded videos of their birthday celebrations. For Jungkook’s birthday, during September 2020, the members enjoyed some champagne and celebrated their first Billboard No. 1 song with “Dynamite.” Fans expect something similar to happen for Jimin’s big day.
However, Jimin’s birthday-related celebrations don’t stop there. According to the International Business Times, “Jimin will be the first Korean artist to have his very own theme festival in Myeongdong. His birthday will also be advertised on over 3000 large screens in Seoul Metropolitan Subway, a major underground transportation hub in Seoul.”
This wouldn’t be the first time Jimin broke records since his debut with BTS. Thanks to songs like “Serendipity” and “Lie,” Jimin became the first Korean artist with three solo songs reaching 50 million plays on Spotify. That’s pretty special.
Fans are also raising money for various causes, in honor of Jimin’s birthday
For those who don’t live in South Korea, the celebration is also going on via social media. Even though his birthday is a few days away, some ARMYs started the hashtag #HelloJimtober, combining “Jimin” and “October.” Within a matter of hours, it was a top trending topic on Twitter.
In true ARMY fashion, fans of this artist are also donating money in honor of Jimin’s birthday. One philanthropy-related project benefits those in nursing homes. (In the past, fans donated to causes like UNICEF and Black Lives Matter, prompted by the generosity of the BTS performers.)
The “Dynamite” music video is now available on YouTube, as are the music videos for songs like “Serendipity.” Music by BTS, including their recently released album, Map of the Soul: 7, is available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, and most major platforms.