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Meaningful Days of Korean History

  • 1990.9.25
    award day
    It was established in 1988 to commemorate the successful hosting of the 24th Seoul Olympics, to sublimate and develop the spirit of human harmony and world peace, and to realize the peace of the divided Korean people.

    The Seoul Peace Prize Foundation, which was established with 10 billion won out of the surplus for the Seoul Olympics, is in charge of hosting and awarding the event.

    The award is given every two years to individuals or organizations that have greatly contributed to human harmony and world peace in all areas of the world, transcending the nation, race, religion, and ideology.

    The first winner of the 1990 Seoul Peace Prize was IOC President J. A. Samaranch, who was awarded a certificate of merit and $300,000 in prize money.
  • 1981.9.25
    a date designated as a historical site
    It was constructed in 1922 and completed as Gyeongseong Station in 1925. After Korea's liberation from Japanese colonial rule, it became Seoul Station in 1947.

    Japanese occupation at the time of war material and manpower supply and demand for supplies, a primary role to play as vehicles built by Japan for historical building, Saito Makoto hand.OK to have been created jeongchoseok to be installed, Mainland China and Japan testifies to the history of Korea order to gain control was carried out as a history of aggression.

    It was designated as Historic Site No. 284 in 1981.

    It was designed by the Japanese as a stone-mixed brick building with one basement floor and two ground floors. It played a role as a railway facility in Seoul. However, it was no longer used as a history when its function was transferred to the integrated private history station in 2003. It was restored and is now used as a complex cultural space.

    The first floor is treated with Renaissance palace construction techniques, and the top and second floors are red bricks, partially decorated with granite, and the oldest railway building in Korea is of great architectural value.
  • 1963.9.26
    Patient Occurrence Date
    Since the first cholera case was reported in Busan in September 1963, the number of patients has been increasing by an average of 30 per day.

    By October, more than 1,000 patients were reported across the country, of which more than 70 died. In response, the government set up a quarantine headquarters for cholera and conducted public disinfection and vaccinations.

    In addition, measures were taken to block ports, close schools at various levels, ban rallies, and prohibit access to areas where patients occurred. Cholera is an infectious disease of the digestive system caused by vibrio cholera, and the main symptoms are severe vomiting and diarrhea.

    According to the article at the time, not eating raw food and not drinking cold water were the first measures to prevent cholera.
  • 1983.9.27
    Korean Catholic saints Approval Day
    In September 1983, the Vatican approved 103 martyrs of Korean Catholicism, including Father Kim Dae-gun (1821-1846), as saints, and Pope John Paul II visited Korea to hold a ceremony in May 1984.
  • 1992.9.27
    Historic event date
    On August 24, 1992, China and South Korea established formal diplomatic relations.

    From September 27 to 30, 1992, South Korean President Roh Tae-woo was the first Korean head of state to visit China at the invitation of Chinese President Yang Sang-gon.

    Through the summit, the two countries discussed ways to promote Sino-Korean relations and cooperate for peace and prosperity in Northeast Asia.
  • 1970.9.27
    Tourism Day is an anniversary established by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to promote the development of the tourism industry and to promote the importance of tourism. On this day, various countries around the world will hold commemorative events.

    Korea also holds various events to revitalize the tourism industry with the annual ceremony.
  • 1983.9.28
    the date of commencement
    On September 28, 1982, a groundbreaking ceremony for the Han River Comprehensive Development Project was held at the Yeouido High Water Park.

    The project has refurbished a 36km-long stream from Amsa-dong in Gangdong-gu to Haengju Bridge, and created leisure facilities and civic parks.

    The construction was completed in 1986, with a total construction cost of 956 billion won.
  • 1971.9.29
    completion date
    On September 29, 1971, the completion ceremony of 5.16 Square was held in Yeouido.

    The plaza was completed seven months after its construction began, and was able to accommodate 550,000 people at the same time with a 120,000-pyeong scale.

    The name was changed to 'Yeouido Plaza' and the park was established in 1997.

    In 1999, it was opened as a "Yeouido Park" with ecological forests and lawns.
  • 2005.10.1
    completion date
    The Seoul Metropolitan Government spent 380 billion won to complete the 5.84km section on September 30, 2005, starting with the demolition of the Cheonggyecheon High School on July 1, 2003, in front of the Dong-A Ilbo building in Gwanghwamun, to the Sindap Railroad Bridge in Seongdong-gu.

    The Cheonggyecheon restoration project has a positive aspect in that it has torn down the old Cheonggye Pass, which used to be a nuisance, provided citizens with rest areas in the city center, and created new tourist attractions.

    In fact, about 190 million Koreans and foreigners visited the stream for 10 years from 2005 to 2015.
  • 1956.10.1
    Event day
    Armed Forces Day was established in 1956 to commemorate October 1, 1950, when the Armed Forces first crossed the 38th parallel.

    After the establishment of the Defense Security Guard, the commemorative events held by each army, air force, and navy were integrated into October 1st and designated as anniversaries.

    Since 1976, Armed Forces Day has been established as a public holiday and celebrated the day by holding various events, but it has been excluded from legal holidays due to the fact that it is less efficient in economic activities due to too many holidays in October.

    Currently, Armed Forces Day is only holding commemorative events.
  • 1997.10.2
    statutory anniversary
    In 1997, the Ministry of Health and Welfare first established the Elderly's Day as a legal anniversary. Originally, Senior Citizens' Day was supposed to coincide with October 1, 1991 designated by the United Nations, but the following day, October 2, was designated as an anniversary day as 'International Senior Citizens' Day' overlapped.

    It is a day to celebrate the efforts of senior citizens who have promoted the traditional customs of Korea, inherited and developed traditional culture, and to reflect on the problems of senior citizens that have emerged as a major social problem in recent years.

    The Senior Citizens' Day event will be awarded medals, packages, and commendations from the president, prime minister of state, and the minister of health and welfare to people or organizations that have worked hard on the welfare of senior citizens.

    In addition, Cheongnyeojang, a traditional cane made of silkworms, will be presented to senior citizens who turn 100 that year. Cheongnyeojang refers to a long-lived cane, which is made of grass called Myeongaju, which is light and hard.
  • 1974.10.3
    opening day
    On October 3, 1974, the Korean Folk Village opened in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do.

    Located at 90 Folk Village Road, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, the Korean Folk Village is a comprehensive tourist destination with the theme of traditional culture built to preserve and transfer our folk culture and to use it as a tourist resource and field-training educational facility.

    The Korean Folk Village reproduces the customs and lifestyle of the late Joseon Dynasty by combining houses of 99 kan yangban houses, intangible cultural assets such as pungmul nori, tightrope walking, and folk crafts such as bamboo work, embroidery, and knots.
  • 1949.10.3
    a national holiday
    Gaecheonjeol, which means "Gaecheon" that opened the sky, is a day to commemorate Hwanung's descent from the sky below the new Dansu of Baekdusan Mountain, or Dangun Wanggeom's establishment of Gojoseon on October 3 of the lunar calendar in 2333 B.C. (the first year of Dangun's reign.

    It was established to inherit the founding ideology of the Hongik people, to promote pride as a cultural nation with a long history and tradition, and to pray for the eternal prosperity of the descendants.

    The National Foundation Day celebration was held on October 3, 1948 in the lunar calendar. With the enactment of the "National Day Act" in 1949, the National Foundation Day celebration was held on October 3, the Gregorian calendar.

    On this day, the national flag of the Republic of Korea will be hoisted.
  • 1965.10.4
    Kang Jae-gu's death date
    Major Kang Jae-gu (姜在求, July 26, 1937 to October 4, 1965) was born in Incheon in 1937 and graduated from Seoul High School before being commissioned as the 16th major of the Korea Military Academy in March 1960.

    One soldier practices throwing grenades at the training ground of the Maengho unit. When the grenade fell where the troops were, Lieutenant Kang Jae-gu, the company commander, threw himself and sacrificed himself.

    After his death, the army general was posthumously appointed as a major, and a statue of him was erected at the Korea Military Academy.
  • 1398.10.6
    Jeong Do-jeon's death date
    Jeong Do-jeon (1342~1398) was a civil official, politician, Confucian scholar, and revolutionary during the late Goryeo and early Joseon Periods.

    At the end of the Goryeo Dynasty, he criticized the corrupt politics of the Gwon Mun-se people and the Buddhism that was parasitic on them, and made a key contribution to the establishment of the Joseon Dynasty, a centralized bureaucracy based on Neo-Confucianism.

    As the first meritorious retainer and supreme power of the Joseon Dynasty, he laid the foundation for the 500th anniversary of the Joseon Dynasty by laying the foundation for the ideological foundation of the Joseon Dynasty, and named the buildings and streets of downtown Hanyang by himself.

    Jeong Do-jeon, a revolutionary comrade of Yi Seong-gye, was killed by Bang Won (the third king of Joseon), the fifth son of Yi Seong-gye.