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Meaningful Days of Korean History

  • 1996.10.21
    Anniversary
    Hanbok Day was designated in 1996 to arouse interest in hanbok and to promote its excellence and industrial and cultural value.

    Since 2014, the event has been hosted and supervised by the Hanbok Promotion Center under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Craft Design and Culture Promotion Agency.

    Gyeongbokgung Palace, the center of Seoul and the symbol of the founding of the Joseon Dynasty, was used as a venue to promote the beauty of hanbok to the world and explore the possibility of hanbok as a tourist content.
  • 1953.11.3
    statutory anniversary
    It was established to foster students' self-regulation and patriotism by inheriting and developing the spirit of the Gwangju Student Anti-Japanese Movement in 1929.

    November 3, 1953 was designated as 'Student Day' and November 23, 1956 was designated as 'Anti-Communist Students' Day.'

    According to the Regulations on Various Anniversary, etc. in September 1984, "Student Day" became a legal anniversary on November 3, and was renamed "Student Independence Movement Day" in 2006.
  • 1991.11.9
    statutory anniversary
    It is an anniversary established to raise awareness and understanding of fires and to protect people's property and lives from fires by preventing fires in advance.

    With the establishment of the government in 1948, the government set a period of emphasis on fire and held commemorative events on November 1st, such as the commendation of meritorious persons and the campaign to watch out for fire.

    Since 1963, the Ministry of the Interior has organized a Fire Protection Day event. In 1991, the Firefighting Act was amended to establish November 9 as Firefighting Day, which symbolizes 119.
  • 1996.11.11
    statutory anniversary
    The commemorative event was held on November 11, 1964, and was promoted to the statutory anniversary from November 11, 1996.

    Since 2003, the Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs has designated November 11 as a bar rice cake day for the young generation to eat bar rice cake instead of Pepero Day.

    Since then, it has spread, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is also holding a bar rice cake day as part of the Farmers' Day event.
  • 1997.11.17
    statutory anniversary
    It is a legal anniversary established to convey the spirit of independence and sacrifice of patriotic martyrs who devoted themselves to the restoration of national sovereignty to future generations and to honor the spirit and exploits of patriotic martyrs.

    On November 21, 1939, at the 31st extraordinary general meeting of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea, which was the center of the Korean independence movement, the national holiday of the country was established as a joint memorial day for patriotic martyrs for the country at the suggestion of six people, including Ji Cheong-cheon and Cha Yi-seok.

    Later, the event was held under the supervision of the provisional government until the Liberation of August 15th, and was included in the Memorial Day memorial service organized by private organizations from 1946 to 1969, the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs from 1962 to 1969, and again from 1970 to 1996.

    However, it was restored as a government memorial day on May 9, 1997, following the long-cherished desire and long-cherished desire of the bereaved families of independence fighters, and has been held as a government-sponsored event since November 17 of that year.
  • 2009.12.16
    Selection date
    Samsung Economic Research Institute selected and announced the Top 10 Hit Products of 2009 based on the results of a survey of 11,538 Internet users and expert reviews on December 16, 2009.

    According to the survey, the number one hit product of the year was Makgeolli.

    Makgeolli is a type of traditional Korean liquor that is most commonly seen and consumed in Korea along with soju and beer.

    It is one of the breweries whose alcoholic beverages are soaked with rice, filtered out rice wine, and sifted the remaining liquor gimmy back to water.

    Originally, makgeolli is a low-priced product derived from Cheongju.

    However, in modern times, when the demand for rice wine is low, most of them are brewed exclusively for makgeolli and mixed with water to filter it out.

    Makgeolli is called because it was filtered out, and Takju is also called because it is cloudy compared to transparent rice wine.
  • 1594101865
    National anthem
    Unlike the solemn and heavy national anthem we've heard for 23 years,
    The new national anthem (arranged by composer Park In-young) was produced with a cheerful and friendly feeling.
  • 2020.2.10
    Award day for four awards at the Parasite Academy
    ☆Director Bong Joon-ho's film "Parasite" has made a new world film history.

    At the 92nd Academy Awards held at the Hollywood Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on February 10, 2020, "Parasite" became the first foreign language film to win a prize.

    "Parasite" is the first Korean film to be nominated for the U.S. Academy, and the first to win an Academy Award.

    "Parasite" has won a total of Four awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best International Film, and Best Screenplay.

    This is the most wins at the Academy Awards.
  • 1978.2.22
    Samulnori's Birthday
    ☆Samulnori means four types of musical instruments: kkwaenggwari, janggu, buk, and gong.

    Samulnori is an adaptation of a large-scale outdoor Pungmul Nori as a stage art in 1978.

    While pungmul nori emphasized the activity of outdoor performances along with large-scale plays, samulnori is a form of performance that emphasizes the emotion that can be felt in the instrumental sound itself.

    It plays various rhythms and proceeds as a method of development of eccentricity (start, progress, climax, finish) in the periodic flow of tension and relaxation.
  • 1968.4.1
    Organization day
    The Reserve Day was established by the Ministry of National Defense in order to renew its commitment to protect the homeland with all the Republic of Korea's reserve forces are organized by the Ministry of National Defense.

    When the January 21st incident occurred in 1968, the founding ceremony of the Local Reserve Army was held at Daejeon Public Stadium on April 1 of that year, and the 'Local Reserve Army Day' ceremony was held every year on the first Saturday of April from 1970.
  • 1896.4.7
    Publication date
    The Independent Newspaper was a private newspaper published for about three years and eight months until its opening on April 7, 1896, and closed on December 4, 1899.

    Seo Jae-pil was the center and published as the organization of the Independent Association.

    On April 7, 1957, the Korean Association of Newspaper Editors designated the independent newspaper as Newspaper Day.
  • 1973.4.10
    The day of victory
    In April 1973, at the 32nd World Table Tennis Championships in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia (now Bosnia and Herzegovina), women's table tennis, led by Lee Erisa and Jung Hyun-sook, won the title and established a brilliant gold medal tower in Korean table tennis.
  • 1919.4.11
    statutory anniversary
    The anniversary of the establishment of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea was designated as an opportunity to succeed the spirit of the March 1st Movement and regain the sovereignty lost to Japan, and to inherit and develop the spirit of independence of the Korean Provisional Government established in Shanghai, Republic of China, in order to achieve the independence of the country.

    The ceremony, which was organized by the Korea Independent Merit Association until 1989, was established as a national anniversary on December 30, 1989 by the Korean government to commemorate April 11, the date of the establishment of the provisional government in Shanghai, and has been held as a government-sponsored event since the 71st anniversary ceremony on April 13, 1990.

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  • 1983.4.14
    The day of the competition
    Ssireum is a folk game of our own with the 5,000-year history of the Korean people and is valued as a Korean cultural heritage.

    Throughout its long history, ssireum, which has always been with the Korean people, was an equal movement that anyone can enjoy regardless of status.

    Ssireum is our traditional technique that does not require tools and has a healthy vitality to jump over the walls between people while being barefoot.

    Among the 450 players, Lee Joon-hee, Lee Bong-gul, Hong Hyun-wook, Lee Seung-sam, and Choi Wook-jin, who dominated the wrestling at the time, participated in the final of the 1st Cheonhajangsa Ssireum Competition.

    Surprisingly, however, Lee Man-ki, who was 20 years old, became a man of great strength.
  • 1960.4.19
    Statutory anniversary
    The April 19 Revolution or the April Revolution is an anti-dictatorship struggle and revolution that expanded to large-scale citizens across the country, including student protests calling for the invalidity of the election and re-election in protest of the ruling Liberal Party of the Republic of Korea's vote-counting scheme on April 19, 1960, to elect Lee Ki-bung as vice president.

    The Busan Ilbo reported that Kim Joo-yeol, a student who recently entered Masan Commercial High School after graduating from Namwon Middle School in North Jeolla Province in 1960 after he participated in the March 15 Masan uprising, was missing 27 days after the March 15 election was invalid, and the protests intensified nationwide when a tear gas shot by a police officer in his left eye was embedded in the sea off the central pier in Masan.

    On April 19, police opened fire on protesters who flocked to the presidential residence, the Gyeongmudae, and after the shooting, the protesters armed with guns and fought back. President Rhee Syng-man, who faced national resistance and the military command's refusal to mobilize force, announced the resignation on April 26, leading to the collapse of Rhee Syng-man's Liberal Party regime, and as a result of this revolution, the Second Republic was launched on June 15 (the June 15 constitutional amendment).

    It was designated as the 1974 statutory anniversary in order to honor the spirit of the April 19 Revolution, inherit and develop the 4/19 Democratic Philosophy, realize a defined society, and mourn the spirits of the victims.