The popularity of K-drama and Korean culture is increasing day-by-day in India among youth. I started watching K-drama during the time of lockdown in 2019. After that, I fell in love with the beauty of their culture and their dramas. Just like me, there are tons of people who got hooked to them.
The pandemic incited lockdown prompted building up new Hallyu (Korean wave) changes in enormous numbers as individuals marathon watched on K-shows, fuelled by their significant presence on OTT stages. Prevalence of shows, for example, CLOY, Goblin, Heirs to K-pop groups like BTS, iKon, BlackPink, and others, has acquired many fans, retaining, and burning through each part of the Korean culture and spurring interest for their products.
After watching lots of K-drama, I came across one thing familiar in all the dramas. The selling and purchasing of each other's good dreams as a good luck charm. It's more like you are passing your good luck to an individual by taking something in return.
In Korea, they sell the dream if we think another person needs luck. They mostly use cash when exchanging dreams. The best dream is a pig's dream because the pig is an image of MONEY, so individuals love to purchase pig's dreams the most.
Korean customs relating to positive dreams
Assuming you need to hold the best of luck brought by the fabulous dream, you need to keep quiet; else, it will lose its power. It is believed that you can offer your great dream to someone else as a trade-off for some cash or different things necessary to you (e.g. gems, dinners, or beverages).
For instance, in scene 3 of the Korean drama, “Pinocchio,” Dal-Po longed to meet his late dad and mother who were eating cheerfully together (which was a symbol of a good dream) and offered this good dream for 5,000 won to In-ha, who wished to rejoin with her mom. In any case, to hold the dream adequacy, usually, the dealer doesn't tell the purchaser the subtleties of the dreams until the exchange is finished and the fantasy turns into the purchaser's “resource.” Since dreams are elusive and can't be checked, the purchaser needs to trust the merchant that the person has honestly had a great dream being sold – that is why exchanges of dreams typically happen between relatives and dear companions.
Then again, if you know about somebody having a decent dream, you can present to purchase the dream from that individual. For example, as per the legend, Kim Munhui of the Silla Dynasty purchased a worthy dream from her sister in the wake of finding out about it and later turned into the queen.
Different dreams have different meanings!
In Korean culture, you will be amazed to know this; every dream has a meaning to it, whether it's good or bad. Dreaming about money has two interpretations. First, you will earn money, but only if you work hard towards it, secondly you'll enjoy instant fortune.
Dreams related to house fires regularly portray your career and business - real estate included - will rise. It has to be a house on fire; other fires don't really imply anything.
If you end being on an airplane while dreaming in your sleep, it means your reputation and status are rising. But don't let your plane go missing; otherwise, you'll face health problems.
Reuniting with your ancestors in your dreams has two different, it could be bad or good depending upon the actions of your ancestors. Ancestors giving you money or eating a meal with you is represented as any problems related to family or career will go aside, and you might also have a financial benefit. But if your ancestors refuse to eat the meal you have given them, or if they are touching the head of a baby, it means that something terrible is going to occur.
All these dreams have meaning in Korea, and Korean people religiously believe them as these traditions have been there for an extended time.