Chanyeol’s Birthday from Time to Time #ChanyeolVirusDay

Chanyeol is one of the top idols in Korea and has many fans, even internationally. There’s no doubt that EXO-L can be called one of the biggest fandoms of the moment. EXO’s amazing songs and work, which are able to provide power to their listeners, is one of the reasons that EXO-L often mentions the reason they admired EXO and became EXO-L. To repay it all and please the idols, especially on any of the members’ birthdays, fans often made various projects to celebrate their idol’s birthday and also made hashtags and trending topics about the idol’s birthday. The following are some fan projects and Hashtags for Chanyeol’s birthday that fans have prepared over the years.

Chanyeol’s Birthday Celebration in 2013

A year after EXO’s debut, on November 27, 2013, was EXO’s ‘Happy Virus’, Chanyeol’s, birthday. The name “Happy Virus” was given to Chanyeol because he was one of the most cheerful members of the group. When they debuted, in every interview EXO had, Chanyeol was always a member that made the atmosphere crowded and exciting. “No matter how difficult the situation is, I will still see from the positive side and always smile,” Chanyeol said at the time. At the beginning of his debut, Chanyeol, himself, often introduced himself as EXO’s ‘Happy Virus’. On MBC’s EXO’s Showtime, episode 3, which coincided with Chanyeol’s birthday, the members split up to buy presents for him. Kai and Sehun went to a convenience store, and Sehun asked Kai. “Do you have a wallet? I have only one card, but I don’t have a card.” At the convenience store, Sehun and Kai saw lens cleaning liquids, bands, cotton swabs, woolen gloves, etc. Not only Kai and Sehun, but Baekhyun and Chen were also finding shopping a challenge.  They were debating buying Chanyeol a jacket they thought was priced at 24,000 won then realized it was actually 240,000 won, which left them shocked. The other members split up to buy Chanyeol presents, too. The netizens watching EXO Showtime responded with “Exo Show Time, Too Funny” and “Exo Show Time, Everyone seems to have a lot of fun“. Through the EXO-L’s official website, Chanyeol shared a message with his fans on his birthday, which contained the following: Hello! It is EXO’s vitamin Chanyeol! Happy Birthday~ Happy Birthday~ Everyone hello!! I visited the official homepage after a long time! You’re glad to see me right~? Today is my 22nd birthday! It’s already my second birthday after debut. I think time goes by really fast! It seems like just yesterday that I spent my birthday with everyone last year.. This year we promoted Wolf and Beauty.. promoted Growl.. received first place! As well as receive a big award!! I think it was a year filled with truly good things! That is why it is an even happier birthday. It’s been around three months since the end of Growl promotions but you guys miss us right!? I miss you guys so much tooㅠㅠ Please wait a bit more. We will go to meet you guys with a different side of us! Thank you very very much for wishing me a happy birthday!! I love you all~♥

— 준면경수❤️ (@kyvngmyeon) November 26, 2014 All the other EXO members posted a message for Chanyeol with their gratitude about having Chanyeol in the group and also expressing their feelings to Chanyeol as brothers.  

Chanyeol’s Birthday Celebration in 2014

On Chanyeol’s 23rd birthday, fans from all over the world celebrated and participated on their social media, by congratulating and expressing their hopes for the idol, Chanyeol. EXO-L and Chanyeol’s fansite together were tweeting #HappyChanyeolDay in the hope that it would become a trending topic on Twitter and they managed to make #HappyChanyeolDay the number one worldwide trending hashtag on Twitter! Not only did they make it become a trending topic, one of Chanyeol’s Chinese fansites, ‘Baidu Park Chanyeol Bar’ made a fan project for Chanyeol’s birthday, ‘Chanyeol Forest’. The patch of green — more like a garden than a forest — is located inside Sangam World Cup Stadium Park in Seoul and was formed to celebrate Chanyeol’s 23rd birthday (November 27th). Instead of sending the usual presents, Chanyeol’s Chinese fans incorporated for the “Star Forest” project. The target was 30 million won ($36,027) and fans managed to reach that target in just 3 hours. The “Chanyeol Forest” is open to the public, so that anyone can visit.  One fan who donated said that they hoped that both locals and foreigners would visit.  “When you visit Korea, it’s difficult to find spaces where you can feel close to Chanyeol. We hope his international fans will be able to go there and enjoy it,” said the fan.  

Chanyeol’s Birthday Celebration in 2015

That year on his birthday, Chanyeol was busy with shooting the romantic comedy Married To An Anti-Fan and was celebrating his birthday with the crew. He also received a cake from the singer Jiang Chao. Chao also posted captions from the moment and posted on his Weibo with the message, “Chanyeol, happy birthday, Happy birthday Chanyeol! Bought you a cake today, will make up to you next time with roast duck.#Park Chanyeol 1127 Happy Birthday#”.

A post shared by EXO_CY (@real__pcy) on Nov 26, 2015 at 11:23am PST via his Instagram post @real__pcy, Chanyeol uploaded a video where he was given a surprise by his colleague and the staff in his chinese drama I Married an Anti-fan, following with the caption that Chanyeol wrote. “24th birthday to celebrate while shooting overseas! Thank you so much for all your congratulations !! We will continue to show a lot of humble and good looks! Happy birthday to you! ❤ # B Cam Director forgive I’m sorry # I was so cute to clap # I could not cut it” To celebrate more on Chanyeol’s birthday, some fansites put out subway ads about Chanyeol’s birthday in several places in Korea. Chanyeol is really loved by his fans.  

Chanyeol’s Birthday Celebration in 2016

In order to celebrate the anniversary of its artists, SM Entertainment, as the agency that oversees EXO and Chanyeol, holds a celebration that fans can attend on each artist’s birthday, and they didn’t miss Chanyeol’s birthday. On November 24th, EXO‘s Chanyeol held an early birthday party celebration where he gave gifts to several of his fans. Being a group that’s been together for more than four years, of course, the other EXO members didn’t want to miss out and celebrated Chanyeol’s birthday together, even in the midst of their busy lives and their individual schedules and schedules as a group. They were seen to have celebrated Chanyeol’s birthday by eating together, and it was seen that the ‘maknae‘, Sehun, was holding his cake for Chanyeol.

A few days after Chanyeol’s birthday, EXO was scheduled to hold a concert in Taipei titled ‘EXO’rdium’. In a video taken by one of the fans who attended the concert, EXO and with Taipei fans celebrated Chanyeol’s birthday. On his 25th birthday, one of his fansites decided to make something special to celebrate Chanyeol’s Birthday. Members from his Chinese fan group, ‘Chanyeol Bar’ got a photo of Chanyeol’s face on the Nasdaq Screen in New York City’s Times Square. The massive image on Time Square was accompanied by English text that said, “Happy 25th Birthday Park Chan Yeol” and was a very expensive fan present. The image was up in Times Square from November 7, 2016 – November 15, 2016 (a week). According to reports, it costs 3 billion KRW ($3.4 million AUD) for a monthly ad fee and about 700 million KRW ($800, 000 AUD) for a week.

Chanyeol’s Birthday Celebration in 2017

Once again, for his 26th birthday, SM again held Chanyeol’s Birthday Party at SM COEX Atrium. At his birthday event Chanyeol said that the first member to congratulate him was Baekhyun, and it happened at 12:01. The order of members wishing Chanyeol a happy birthday: 00.00 – manager hyungs 00.01 – Baekhyun 00.02 – Sehun and Xiumin 00.03 – Kai 00.15 – Chen 00.42 – Suho 00.56 – D.O 01.11 – Lay (because of a time difference) On his birthday, SM Entertainment also celebrated Chanyeol’s birthday by uploading Chanyeol’s photo and the birthday cake given by SM on their official Twitter account (@SMTOWNGLOBAL).

and at ‘The ElyXion’ Day 3 concert, EXO and EXO-L together gave him a surprise and sang ‘Happy Birthday’ in Korean.  

Chanyeol’s Birthday Celebration in 2018

It has become an annual SM event now to celebrate the birthdays of its artists, one of which is Chanyeol. Wghen he turned 27, SM again held Chanyeol’s birthday, together with the lucky fans. This birthday celebration was held at the Atrium SM COEX.

The group did not miss out on Chanyeol’s birthday celebration. One by one, the members gave their congratulations and wishes on Chanyeol’s birthday, which was very touching. Having schedules that are equally congested, the members still remembered and gave their sincere congratulations to their group-mate Chanyeol. On November 25, the Korean media outlet Hankook Ilbo reported a 5 – 6 meter high (approx. 20 – 23 feet) inflatable of a yellow hat and overalls-wearing Chanyeol doll was placed at Han River Park in Seoul’s Jamwon neighborhood beside Hannam Bridge. Written across the inflatable’s chest was a banner that reads: “Park Chanyeol 1127 Happy Birthday.” One of Chanyeol’s fans, ‘Baidu Chan Bar’, an idol Chinese fan club hosted by China’s biggest portal site, Baidu, made it for the 27th anniversary of Chanyeol. The fan club claimed to be inspired by the ‘Rubber Duck’ that floated on Lake Seokchon Seoul in 2014. Netizens based in Seoul had various fan message boards to discuss ‘Rubber Chan’ and their own visit to the inflatable show. “It’s adorable at night,” the others shared. “I have to see it.” and even Chanyeol reportedly had come to make a visit to see the inflatable. EXO fans, EXO-L always succeeded in surprisingChanyeol and the people around him by the way they celebrate the idol’s birthday from year to year. Chanyeol must be very happy and proud to have fans who love him so much. Let’s continue to support Chanyeol and the next work from Chanyeol and EXO!

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