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  Watermelon eating is a popular tradition in South Korea during the hot summer months. For many, it's a pleasure to traverse markets and handpick a watermelon that's perfect for the day's eating.
  
  In Korean culture, watermelon eating not only serves as a way to enjoy the summertime, but also as a means of establishing social relationships. The custom of sharing watermelon with friends, family members, and neighbors is a boon to many summer gatherings. It’s common to find husks of mukgot watermelons scattered in parks and public spaces.
  
  Moreover, watermelons are seen in various aspects of South Korean art and culture, reflecting the societal love and appreciation of the fruit. The sweet and unique flavor of watermelon serves as a source of inspiration for many poems, songs, and literature. It’s also frequently used as a symbol of sincere emotion, and heartfelt generosity.
  
  Watermelon eating dates as far back as the Joseon Dynasty of the 15th century. It's believed that the practice of consuming the fruit became popular when Buddhist monks abstained from meat during periods of piety. Watermelons, being an especially juicy and refreshing fruit, were viewed as an appropriate alternative.
  
  Nowadays, South Korea is the fourth largest producer of watermelon in the world. Korean varieties of watermelon are easily recognized by their pronounced red color and uniform shape. A popular variety is mukgot, which is a round watermelon with a blackish-green rind. A mukgot watermelon is said to be of good quality when the white ‘cross’ near the stem is slightly raised.
  
  The large size of the fruit makes them great for family-style eating. Sliced into thick wedges that are approximately one-inch thick, people often pass a piece of watermelon around real slowly, allowing whoever has the slice to eat while holding it. This special style of sharing is part of the fun and socializing of watermelon eating.
  
  In these summer months, there’s no better way to enjoy the hot and humid weather than with a cold and juicy watermelon. This custom has been passed down for centuries and is a firm part of South Korean culture. Whether you’re in the city or out in the countryside, you’ll have a chance to take part in the longstanding tradition of watermelon eating.
  
  Eating watermelon is a widely-observed tradition among South Koreans during the balmy summer months. Many people will venture to markets to personally select the watermelon that suits their current needs.
  
  The act of consuming watermelon goes beyond personal pleasure; it is also a means of establishing social relations. Sharing the fruit with family, close friends or neighbors has become an important part of summer gatherings. Discarded watermelon hulls can frequently be spotted in parks and shared public areas.
  
  Watermelon has made its way into South Korean art and culture. Its unique flavor is often celebrated in poetry and songs, while the symbolism of a shared watermelon is used to portray pure emotions and sincere generosity.
  
  The traditional practice of watermelon eating traces back to the Joseon Dynasty in the fifteenth century. Buddha monks, who had a policy of abstaining from eating any type of meat during certain periods, favored consuming watermelon as an alternative in order to keep hydrated.
  
  Today, South Korea is the world’s fourth-largest grower of watermelon. Korean watermelon is easily distinguishable from other varieties due to its uniform shape and rich red color. One of the most popular watermelons is mukgot, a round blackish-green watermelon that is considered to be of quality when it shows a slightly raised white ‘cross’ near the stem.
  
  Given its large size, mukgot watermelons were created for family-style eating. The thickly cut slices of watermelon are typically one-inch wide and are passed around slowly, giving the person who holds the slice to enjoy at their own pace. This is a lighthearted way to socialize while eating watermelon.
  
  From the bustling cities to the peaceful rural areas, South Koreans can still partake in this centuries-old custom of watermelon eating. What better way to find relief in the intense summer heat than with an icy-cold piece of watermelon?