Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Independence Day



Today is 62nd 'Indenpendence Day (Gwangbokjeol in Korean).' On 15th of August, 1945, Korea recovered its national rights from Japan's colonisation for 35 years. Ssamziegil was hanging out this placard on which it is written, "we are Korean." By the way, the actual South Korean national flag does not exactly look like that. The black bars are about 45-degree rotated at every corner.

9 comments:

Emily Lin said...

Happy independence day, Seoul! :) Hope you had a great time there!

Sudoksa said...

Bonjour ! :)

In France also August 15th is holiday but it is a religious feast.

Thank you for visiting my blog too. Hope you appreciated it.
I'm in Seoul since 2 months and I'm supposed to live here for 1 or 2 years.
Keep in touch...

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

I'ma bit in late but... A very Happy Independence Day Korea (and Sunkyoung) !!!

travelphilippines said...

Happy Independence Day Korea. your Independence day is the same as India.

• Eliane • said...

Happy Independence Day! How do you celebrate?

Sunkyoung said...

Many thanks to all of you!

Sudoksa - Is your name Riton? And 'sudoksa' is your favourite temple in Korea?

Nice to know you and yes, stay in touch.

TP - Thank you for the info!

Eliane - We do not have such a grand fireworks like in the US but a couple of various events organised by governmental and non-profit bodies. I haven't actually participated in any.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Belated Happy Independence Day!!

Sunkyoung said...

Thanks a lot, Ming!

Hyderabad Daily Photo said...

That is interesting. India got its
independence from the British empire on 15th August 1947.