Seollal 2014: Korean Celebrities Born In The Year of The Horse

January 31, 2014 marks the first day of the lunar calendar (Korean Calendar). It is known as Seollal (설날) in Korea and this year marks the Year of the Horse or Gaponyeon (갑오년/甲午年). Traditionally, people born in the year of the horse are believed to be open-minded and have cheerful disposition with a good sense of humor. They are likely to achieve success in any activities they undertake. On the negative side, Horses are self-centred and must beware of trifling away money for pleasures. Let us take a look at the Horse Korean celebrities.

Yoona & Sooyoung of SNSD/ 소녀시대 윤아.수영

Sooyoung and Yoona

Yoona & Sooyoung (TV Daily/@smtownglobal)

D.O.B – (Sooyoung: February 10, 1990/ Yoona: May 30, 1990)

2 out of 9 members were born in the year of the horse. Coincidentally, both Yoona and Sooyoung were confirmed to be dating earlier this year. Both of them were praised for their acting abilities in their respective dramas.

CNBLUE Lee Jonghyun & SHINee Kim Jonghyun/ 이종현.김종현

Jonghyun CN BLUE Jonghyun SHINee

Lee Jonghyun and Lee Jonghyun

D.O.B – (Lee Jonghyun: May 15, 1990/ Kim Jonghyun: April 8, 1990)

CNBLUE’s Jonghyun and SHINee’s Jonghyun shares the same name as well as same ddi (Korean Zodiac)! They are also known to be close friends.

Park Shin-hye & Kang Haneul/ 박신혜.강하늘

Park Shinhye Kang Haneul

Park Shinhye and Kang Haneul (

D.O.B- (Park Shin-hye: February 18, 1990/ Kang Haneul: February 21, 1990)

Park Shin-hye is only 3 days older than Kang Haneul. Both of them starred in popular high school drama, “The Heirs“. No wonder they became instantly close during their filming.

Kang Gary/ 강개리


Kang Gary (SBS)

D.O.B- (Kang Gary: February 24, 1978)

Gary or Kang Hee-geon was born in the year 1978, 12 years older than the above mentioned celebrities. He is 1/2 of the member of LeeSsang, a popular Korean Hip Hop duo and internationally more well-known as a member of Running Man.

Ha Ji-won/ 하지원

Ha Ji Won

Ha Ji Won (MBC)

D.O.B- (Ha Ji-won: June 28, 1978)

Actress Ha Ji-won is recently in the sageuk drama, “Empress Ki”. She was praised for her acting abilities as well as looking gorgeous despite nearing her 40s.

Park Bo-young/ 박보영

park bo young

Park Bo young

D.O.B- (Park Bo-young: February 12, 1990)

Park Bo-young is a Korean actress who became popular since “Speedy Scandal”. Her latest movie, “Hot Blooded Youths (피끓는 청춘), along with Lee Jongsuk, Lee Se-young and Kim Young-kwang; will be released in Korea on January 23, 2014. The movie is set in Hongseong County, South Chungcheong Province in the early 1980s.

See also:
Korean Celebs born in the year of the Snake
Korean Celebs born in the year of the Dragon
Korean Celebs born in the year of the Rabbit


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