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BTS’ Jungkook turns 24—and Filipino ARMYs celebrate his birthday in the most Pinoy way possible

By PhilSTAR L!fe Published Sep 01, 2021 9:27 pm Updated Sep 01, 2021 9:44 pm

Jeon Jungkook a.k.a BTS “Golden Maknae” turned 24 on Wednesday, Sept. 1, and Filipino fans know the best way to celebrate.

BTS’ Jungkook welcomed his birthday with a mini-concert on Korean video streaming platform V Live, trending hashtags on social media, a self-composed song for ARMYs, and memorable virtual events by fans to mark his special day.

Filipino ARMYs made sure to celebrate the K-pop superstar’s 24th birthday in the most Pinoy way possible.

Birthday salubong

Jungkook spent the first few hours of his birthday holding a mini-concert for fans on V Live. He also serenaded them with an on-the-spot composed song using the lyrics they wrote themselves.

The K-pop superstar also did his own rendition of popular BTS songs like Paradise, Spring Day, Zero O’clock (00:00), and more.

Filipino fans stayed up late to welcome Jungkook’s birthday.

Filipino ARMYs organized a birthday salubong at midnight to celebrate Jungkook’s birthday on V Live. The two-hour video garnered 20 million viewers worldwide.

Birthday candles for a special boy

Jungkook wrapped up his birthday video by blowing out the candles on a cake given by his fellow member J-Hope. Filipino ARMYs couldn’t help but join in on social media.

@lisna1954

Balas @himynameisa_ happy birthday JK 💜 #jk #jungkook #jkbirthday #bts #fyp

♬ original sound - 𝙙𝙚𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙚

No cake? No problem. This Filipino ARMY lit a candle on her sandwich to join the birthday boy in blowing his cake.

@jeonzcards shared her own version of a “Happy Jungkook Day” cake on Twitter.

@angelicskv also posted two birthday cakes that were inspired by popular BTS songs Still With You and Euphoria on Twitter.

Fanmade artworks by Filipino ARMYs

Of course, what better way to show your appreciation for BTS’ Jungkook than through art? A Filipina ARMY created a colorful “Kook Gallery” inspired by the K-pop idol’s artworks on Instagram.

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@artbyrip43 made a fan-edit of Jungkook “enjoying” his birthday handaan which includes Filipino food on Instagram.

@niakie.meow

Okay ami you know the drill. Hope you like it! #HappyJungkookDay #BTS #BTSARMY // Goodluck! 💜 | @bts_official_bighit

♬ Your eyes tell - BTS

However, this Filipina ARMY stole the show with her eye-catching Jungkook-inspired graffiti on UP Diliman’s Freedom Wall.

An e-billboard ad for Jungkook’s birthday was also spotted by a Filipino fan on EDSA.

Happy 24th birthday, Jungkook! (Carl Ferando and Paulina Romarate)


Banner and thumbnail photos from @Vliveofficial and @jeonzcards on Twitter, @artbyrip43 on Instagram, and screengrabs from VLive