BTS’ youngest member, Jeon Jungkook, turned 22 last September 1, and he received massive love from his fanbases from all around the world. To celebrate his birthday, fans went to a whole new level to express their love for the Golden Maknae of BTS. Fanbases from all around the globe put together different events scaling a total of 450 projects, making this the largest and grandest celebration ever for an idol’s birthday.
These events included many firsts for a celebrity, like the “Jungkook Island” that was put together by his Chinese fanbase, the Jungkook-themed subway, and countless LED screens and billboards, including the largest outdoor one in Asia. Jungkook is also the first Korean artist to have his images on 540 LCD-LED screens installed on the “Platform Train, Platform Screen Door, E-Poster and Rock Box” of the Skytrain in Bangkok, Thailand from September 1 to 7. There was reportedly also a giant mural painting printed on the outside wall of the Y’Z Park building located at the busy downtown of Hongdae until September 4.
According to a source, Jungkook’s image also appeared 60 times a day on 595 LCD screens of 45 Vincom shopping malls in Vietnam. Plus, special charity campaign projects were organized by his fans for the benefit of various organizations that aim to help orphaned children, youths with disabilities, dog shelters, and other animal welfare organizations in his honor. Some of his fanbases also organized a tree planting event to help restore the Amazon rainforest and another tree-planting project by donating $1 (or more) for a tree by a BTS fanbase known as One in an ARMY Charity Project.
In honor of Jungkookies's Birthday
A BTS Birthdays Project by
One In An ARMY
THIS IS A MULTIPLE CHALLENGE PROJECT, PLEASE READ THE FULL THREAD ? pic.twitter.com/fOChFjN6dN
— One in an ARMY Charity Project ? (@OneInAnARMY) August 30, 2019
Jungkook’s domestic fan clubs (Korean fanbases) ran birthday ads on popular Korean channels SBS and SBS MTV. Fans also arranged birthday ads on Spotify that ran for two weeks before September 1. On May 26, a Jungkook Korean fanbase (@supporter_jk) and one of Jungkook’s overseas fanbase, Golden Union, donated 70 million won and 1 million won respectively to 70 children and youths with disabilities. Some also arranged video conferences and exhibits showcasing purely things about Jungkook to honor the birthday boy.
For JK’s birthday The Golden Union donated ~$3000 to 5 organizations in Korea, Uruguay, Mexico, Italy and Peru, helping more than 2500 special needs children. We are happy and greatful to be able to do this in Jungkook’s name. #GoldenJungkookDay ?#AlwaysWithYouJungkook pic.twitter.com/tYBWb4eT1S
— Golden Union™ (@TheGoldenUnion) August 31, 2019
In the Philippines, JK’s fanbase “Jungkook Philippines” organized Dream Glow: A donation project for JK’s birthday, where all proceeds were donated to Pangarap Foundation. The group also held a cup sleeve event in two cafes in Metro Manila – the Betterdays Cafe at Eton Centris and Zoo Coffee at McKinley Hill – where they gave out special Jungkook cup sleeves to anyone who purchased a drink. They also gave out photo cards to fans.
Another PH Pearls (PH ARMY) fanbase made a birthday project on Jungkook’s birthday: a sphere ad that showed to almost a million at the Mall of Asia Advertisement Grounds. In addition, Pinoy fans donated to the International Nonprofit Organization Make-A-Wish under the name of Jungkook, as well as delivered household goods to Orion village in Bataan, Philippines, a place suffering from fire damage.
my first cupsleeve event ? thank you so much for putting so much effort to make it possible!! ? @JUNGKOOK_PH @madein1997_jk#GoldenJungkookDay #AHappyDayWithJungkook #HappyBirthdayJungkook @BetterdaysPh pic.twitter.com/VOFzeP0BzK
— yoongirl (@yoongjkku) September 1, 2019
#JKisTwentyThree birthday project
Today, we are celebrating Jungkook’s 23rd BDAY with almost a million traffic at MOA Advertisement grounds. (Heavy traffic)
1 Eyemaax: 10AM-9PM
2 MOA Globe: 6PM-12MN
Actual video of the sphere ad.
?#전정국 #정국 #Jungkook @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/znn7kTutnN
— Golden Purple Ph (@goldenpurple_Ph) September 1, 2019
Aside from the impressive birthday projects for Jungkook from various fan clubs, hashtags like #HappyBirthdayJungkook #HappyJungkookDay, #GoldenJungkookDay, and #1stSeptemberMiracle (to mention a few) trended on Twitter. Jungkook’s birthday is truly a global phenomenon, an affair that caters not merely for entertainment, but for a good cause, as well. I’m sure our baby bunny is very proud to each of his fans. Way to go, ARMYs!