By Ashley Cruz


Jimin of the South Korean boy band BTS turned 24 (25 in Korean age) on October 13 and BTS and their fan base, the ARMYs, went online to celebrate the singer’s birthday.

As an ARMY tradition, hashtags like #HappyBirthdayJimin, #LovelyJiminDay, #HappyJiminDay and more took all 20 slots on Twitter’s worldwide trends. BTS members also shared their greetings one by one along with never-before-seen photos of Jimin.

Aside from Twitter domination that sparked curiosity among non-fans, ARMYs around the world celebrated his birthday through various charity works, billboards and mini parties.

Filipino ARMYs celebrated with kids in Sampaloc, Manila, while Peruvian ARMYs donated to a cat shelter (Jimin is a known cat lover).

Egyptian ARMYs donated money in Jimin’s name to cancer patients, while Spanish ARMYs built a “Promise Tree” inspired by his solo song “Promise.”

Back in Korea, fans partnered with the Korean Red Cross, Seoul Nambu Blood Center and Busan Blood Center for a blood donation project. In China, fans sponsored a light show in Huangzhou G20 Summit venue.

His hometown Busan didn’t miss the opportunity to greet him with a light show at the Dadaepo Sunset Fountain of Dream, featuring his song “Serendipity” from the album “Love Yourself: Answer.”

On Oct. 12, Jimin went live on the vLive app to talk to fans about the concert in Saudi Arabia and thank them for their warm greetings. BTS came back to Korea the day after, in time for his birthday.