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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. 


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

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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

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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.


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