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Meaningful Days of Korean History

  • 1999.4.19
    Date of visit to Korea
    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the first lady Kim Dae-jung as president and first lady of three nights and four days from 22 to April 19 at the invitation of the state visit our country.

    The visit is the first of its kind for a British head of state since the two countries established diplomatic ties in 1883.

    On April 21, the queen, who visited Andong Hahoe Village and Bongjeongsa Temple, the home of Confucianism, was delighted to receive the Korean traditional birthday prize carefully prepared by Hahoe Village on the occasion of her 73rd birthday and taste Korean food with chopsticks.
  • 1953.4.20
    landing day
    On April 20, 1953, resident 33 were landing on Dokdo and Ulleungdo to Dokdo until December 1956, in order to defend a Dokdo a volunteer activities by holding the guards.

    The government of the Republic of Korea of Dokdo in August 1954, on September 15, and a lighthouse and resident posts and on the Eastern Island 'The Dokdo ' stamps three species in the sale of two million copies.

    Dokdo is a police department, North Gyeongsang Province on December 31, 1956 a volunteer guard of gimyeongbok, gardens, seogijong, gardens, Lee Kyu-hyun, gardens, garden, let me get this, hwangyeongmun a total of nine.Ulleung Ulleung absorbed into the Dokdo guards and police station by police specially hired as a police officer.
  • 1962.4.21
    Date of hosting
    On April 21, 1962, the 1st Silla Cultural Festival was held in Gyeongju.

    It aims to introduce and introduce a splendid cultural heritage at home and abroad by passing on and developing the culture and arts of the millennium of Silla.

    It is included for the purpose of honoring the gift of the name that inherited and saved the spirit of Hwarang (Private training group for youth in the Silla era) and contributed to the cultural and arts of Silla.
  • 1970.4.22
    statutory anniversary
    The Saemaeul Movement began on April 22, 1970 with the direction of President Park Chung-hee at the National Local Ministers' Meeting.

    Specific plans were established on May 6, 1970, and have spread to nationwide movements since 1973.

    In the early days, the government-led development projects for rural areas were carried out, and from the 1980s, they were changed to private-led and expanded to urban areas.

    The movement was carried out with the aim of accelerating national development by promoting the basic spirit and practice of hard work, self-help and cooperation nationwide.
  • 2018.4.27
    historical event day
    The first inter-Korean summit in 2018 marks the third summit between the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

    On April 27, 2018, it was held at the House of Peace within the southern section of the Joint Security Area of Panmunjeom.

    President of Moon Jae-in and the Democratic People's Republic of the Secretary of State Kim Jong-Un, and both sides of the delegation attended the talks. The slogan is peace, a new beginning.
  • 1545.4.28
    statutory anniversary
    "Chungmugong Yi Sun-sin's Birthday" is an anniversary established to promote the patriotism and loyalty of Admiral Yi Sun-sin, who was born on April 28, 1545, and to promote the spirit of national independence.

    The events in honor of Admiral Yi Sun-sin began shortly after his death and have continued to this day.

    Since 1945, the festival has been held annually under the auspices of the Chungmugong Memorial Foundation. Since the 1960s, Yi Sun-sin was regarded as a hero of the old country and a symbol of patriotic soldiers.
  • 1932.4.29
    Bomb throwing day
    The Hongkou Park incident occurred on April 29, 1932, when independence activist Yun Bong-gil threw a bomb at Hongkou Park in Shanghai, China, killing or injuring key figures in the Japanese Empire.

    This began to be reported around the world, and major newspapers around the world surprised the world by reporting it extensively on the front page.

    At the time of the first report, it was mostly recognized as an anti-Japanese struggle or Japanese revolutionary activity caused by Chinese, but the following day, it was revealed that it was an anti-Japanese movement by Korean youth Yoon Bong-gil.

    Patriot Yoon Bong-gil (21 June 1908 – 19 December 1932) who had already entered the rural enlightenment movement at the age of 19 opened a night school to fight illiteracy and promote national consciousness, including Hangeul education.

    However, recognizing the limitations that the Enlightenment Movement alone cannot achieve independence, he is seeking asylum in China.

    Patriot Yoon, who met Baekbeom Kim Gu there, agreed to join the Korean Patriotic Corps and plan to live in Honggu Park with Kim Gu.
  • 1994.5.1
    statutory anniversary
    It is a legal anniversary for workers from each country to strengthen solidarity in order to improve poor working conditions and improve their status.

    South Korea will set May 1 as Labor Day according to the 'Act on the Establishment of Labor Day', and this day will be paid holidays under the 'Work Standards Act'.
  • 1970.5.1
    Death Day
    King Yeongchin lived a fresh life like the fate of a slanted country.

    He became the last crown prince of the Korean Empire and succeeded the 28th royal throne of Joseon, but when his brother and predecessor King Sunjong ascended, the country had already disappeared and the throne to succeed was missing.

    He was taken to Japan at the young age of eleven, married a Japanese royal, Yi Bang-ja, and stayed in Japan for more than 50 years until he returned home in 1963.

    He returned to Korea in November 1963 for the first time in 56 years, but lived in a hospital for seven years after returning to Korea.

    Yi Bang-ja, the widow, died on April 30, 1989 while managing Myeonghwiwon while protecting Nakseonjae of Changdeokgung Palace.
  • 1984.5.1
    Opening Day
    Seoul Grand Park is a public park in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.

    Seoul Grand Park, which was opened in 1984, was opened when the zoo and amusement facilities of Changgyeongwon were relocated to Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do as part of the restoration project of Changgyeonggung Palace in Seoul

    At that time, the construction cost was 98.5 billion won, which was completed five years after the construction began.

    There are the largest zoos and botanical gardens in Korea, and Seoul Land, an amusement park.
  • 1986.5.2
    Opening Date
    The Olympic Boulevard, which began construction in 1982, was one of the 5th Republic's comprehensive development projects.

    It was constructed to deal with the demand for transportation south of the Han River by establishing or improving a 37km-long motorway along the Han River.

    The road was also aimed at connecting Gimpo Airport to Jamsil Sports Complex (Olympic Main Stadium), located in Jamsil, along the Han River, to transport foreigners at the 1986 Asian Games and the 1988 Summer Olympics.

    As a result, unlike Gangbyeon Expressway, the road south of the Han River was named Olympic Boulevard.
  • 1980.5.8
    effective date
    The preferential treatment for senior citizens was implemented by the then Ministry of Health and Social Affairs in 1980 to promote welfare for senior citizens as part of its social welfare policy.

    On May 8, 1980, the Ministry of Health and Welfare enacted and promulgated the preferential treatment for senior citizens, and the following year, the Welfare of the Elderly Act was enacted in 1981.

    A typical preferential treatment system for senior citizens that has been in place so far is the free subway system. Older people living in urban areas benefit greatly from the free subway system.
  • 1948.5.10
    Voting day
    The May 10 general election was the first democratic election in the Republic of Korea to elect a member of the National Assembly to form the Constitutional Assembly on May 10, 1948.

    With 35 observers dispatched by the U.N. Korean Committee monitoring the election, South Korea secured 91.7% of voter registration as the first ordinary and equal election in South Korea and conducted alone.

    On May 31, the Constitutional Assembly was opened for the first time in the history of Korean constitutional government, and Rhee Syng-man was elected as the National Assembly Speaker and Shin Ik-hee as the Vice Chairman.
  • 1962.5.12
    Opening Date
    Namsan Cable Car is a cable car section that runs between the platform in Hoehyeon-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul and the platform near the top of Namsan Mountain in Yejang-dong, Seoul.

    It is Korea's first passenger cable car, which started operation on May 12, 1962, and is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Seoul.
  • 1397.5.15
    King Sejong's Birthday
    King Sejong was born on May 15, 1397 in Hansungbu Junsubang (now located in Tongin-dong, Seoul) as the third son of King Taejong, the third king of the Joseon Dynasty, and became the fourth king of the Joseon Dynasty in 1418, when he was 22 years old.

    King Sejong made many achievements during his reign of 31 years and six months until his death at the age of 54. In 1420 (the 2nd year of King Sejong's reign), Jiphyeonjeon Hall was established to cultivate promising talents and to promote learning to maintain the rituals and systems underlying Confucian politics.

    The creation of Hunminjeongeum, the greatest achievement of the time, was also a result of King Sejong's desire to communicate with the people.

    Through the fusion of Confucian politics and independent culture, it brought great prosperity to politics, economy, society and culture during the Joseon Dynasty.