This is the most important JIN DAY yet! With BTS oldest member’s military enlistment looming on the horizon, here’s how ARMY celebrate Jin’s birthday this year.
How BTS and ARMY Celebrate Jin’s LAST Birthday before His Military Enlistment
Last year, thanks to Permission to Dance on Stage concerts, ARMY could celebrate Jin’s birthday in person. So, they created moon-shaped covers for their ARMY bombs. And as a birthday gift to ARMY, Jin released “Super Tuna.”
However, this year’s birthday holds a somber tone as Jin will begin his mandatory military service this month. It has been confirmed that Jin enlists on December 13 at the recruit center in Yeoncheon, Gyeonggi-do.
How BTS Jin Celebrates His Birthday This Year
BTS j-hope posted an unseen photo of the Worldwide Handsome to his Instagram story and added Jin’s latest solo track, “The Astronaut,” to it.
During the 2022 MAMA Awards, j-hope made a phone call to Jin when he received awards as the group’s representative on stage. BTS oldest member then said over the phone, “Our ARMYs, thank you so so much, and I love you. And our members, you’ve always worked hard. Our members, I love you so so much too.”
#Jin on the ☎️ at MAMA— 👨🚀Jiniya_🎁JINDAY🎂_TheAstronaut👩🚀 (@Jiniya1204) November 30, 2022
🐿Jin Hyung said he wanted to say something. So let me have him on the phone. What if he won’t pick up?
🐹 What’s up, Jhope?
🐿 I am in the middle of acceptance speech.Can u share a word? There r many Armys who want to see u hyung +pic.twitter.com/dHgJaxqacD
Jin’s Birthday Broadcast
As expected, Jin’s birthday broadcast was chaotic from the beginning. Before getting to the real celebration, Jin shared his ‘sadness’ that Jungkook couldn’t come to visit him on his birthday broadcast, just like what he did to ‘ruin’ the maknae’s broadcast.
Everything went well during the broadcast until came the time for Jin to cut the adorable RJ cake in the most surprising way!
ARMY created Jin’s Special Birthday Streaming Goals
As a special gift to the Worldwide Handsome, ARMY created streaming goals, including 216 million Spotify plays on “Epiphany” and 165 million Spotify plays for “Moon.” Besides Spotify plays, ARMY also created some goals on other platforms, such as Soundcloud and YouTube. Some of the goals have been achieved even a week before the birthday.
Not only that, but some ARMY also created a special Jin Day playlist that includes all of Jin’s solo works. Some playlists are “Road to Jin Day All Solo Jin,” with 96 songs for 6 hours, and “JIN Day,” with 40 songs for 2 hours and 48 minutes.
Jin’s Birthday Billboards and LED Projects
Similar to other BTS members’ birthdays, the “Astronaut” singer also received celebration billboards in major cities all over the world.
Jin’s birthday project— _._ꜰᴇʟɪᴄɪᴛʏ_🦋💙 (@_felicity_1230) November 25, 2022
This is the biggest billboard in front of Jin’s house. The building owner usually doesn’t allow idol ads, but they did.
Hope Jin sees this 🥰 pic.twitter.com/Hr5XfHVDFS
1 HOUR TO JIN DAY. my friend saw jin’s bday billboard and tag me 🤣🏻 pic.twitter.com/lytKWSmgmb— cc (@taejinterlude) December 3, 2022
Jin Birthday, LED PROJECT PAKISTAN 🇵🇰📺— BTS Pakistan Streaming 🇵🇰 (@btspkstreaming) December 4, 2022
All screens of Pakistan’s biggest mall, LuckyOne, Karachi are wishing Jin a happy birthday!
Total 80 screens all over the mall, all day long celebration 🎉💜#HappyBirthdayJin #JinOnPakistaniLED
JIN IN PAKISTAN pic.twitter.com/6kRiuwz6Cf
❥ @ChinaJinBar— 𝐀𝐫𝐢𝐧 ꒰ᐢ⸝⸝ •ᴗ•⸝⸝ᐢ꒱ (@12O4owo) December 2, 2022
Found one of China Jin Bar’s beautiful Jin Birthday ads in Hongdae earlier today!
Thank you so much for all the lovely Jin Day projects (´ •̥ ̫ •̥ ` )♡#BTS #BTSJIN #진 #ジン #ソクジン pic.twitter.com/YhvUj29A1l
Charity Birthday Project – it’s a must!
As BTS is also known as a kind-hearted Kpop boy group, ARMY are also thoughtful in spending their money on BTS members’ birthdays. To celebrate Jin’s last birthday before his military enlistment, ARMY held charity projects like in previous years.
Celebrating Jin’s birthday with #UnlockFreedomWithJin, a 5-day campaign supporting @ellascharity, a charity in the UK that works with woman who have survived trafficking and sexual exploitation.— One in an ARMY Charity Project💜 (@OneInAnARMY) November 29, 2022
Donate: https://t.co/GkC1ExbtFS pic.twitter.com/l4NDyRaTFM
To celebrate Jin day, Indonesian armys delivered fruits to people in need, such a thoughtful project 🥺❤️pic.twitter.com/ObNmjIXKDy— D⁷JINDAY 👾👩🏻🚀 (@ksjcherryplump) December 2, 2022
🚀 Jin Day Donation Project –#StopAnimalTestingWithJin— ً (@jinniesarchives) December 3, 2022
We donated $311 to Beagle Rescue Network under Seokjin’s name! 💜
This will help prevent Animal Testing. This was also the organisation that Seokjin had previously donated to 🥰#JinDay2022 #SeokjinBirthdayProject2022 pic.twitter.com/Wtov9BUrSl
While it feels heartwarming to see lots of projects and birthday greetings sent to Mr. Worldwide Handsome, it also leaves bittersweet as this might be his last normal birthday in a long time. We wish Kim Seokjin the best time and good health!
In the meantime, let’s once again enjoy BTS Jin’s performance with Coldplay:
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