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  • 2020.12.9
    Recommended music
    To mark the 100th anniversary of the March 1 Independence Movement and the establishment of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea, the National Traditional Arts High School prepared the stage.

    It is an art play that carries the life of a martyr to pansori, and is based on Yoo Gwan-soon, a renowned singer of Park Dong-sil, who tries to inspire patriotism by creating a creative pansori of the 'Passion' system after Korea's liberation from Japanese colonial rule.
  • 2021.6.20
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    It is a song about the resistance of Independence activists who aspired to liberate their homeland during the 1910 Japanese colonial era period.

    This song combines Korean traditional music with rock, and the guitarist Jung Ki-song of the rock group "Next" created by the late Shin Hae-chul participated to enhance the perfection of the song.

    In particular, the music video of "Heroic Empire" was filmed inside Seodaemun Prison, which contains the hardships of the Korean people, including the imprisonment of Independence activists and key figures of the pro-democracy Movement, adding to its historical value and meaning.

K-Cultural Heritage (1)

  • 1969.2.11
    designated date
    There is no exact record of the origin of it, but it is assumed that the shape of nearby Mountains resembles two bulls were competing.On the occasion of the event, the village is divided into two sides: those living in the east section of the village and those living in the west. The winning side will reportedly enjoy better harvest in the year. The play used to be performed around the full moon period of January 15 on the lunar calendar; now, however, it is performed along with a tug-of-war competition during the March 1 Cultural Festival, held to commemorate the Independence Movement carried out with the locals in Yeongsan, which played a leading role during the colonial period.

    The event is said to have started from the wish to stop the evil power of the two nearby mountains, i.e., Yeongchuksan and Jagyaksan (also called Hambaksan), which look like two bulls confronting each other. With the approach of January 15 on the lunar calendar, villagers flock to a nearby mountain and fell a 10m-tall tree. A pyramid-shaped structure is made using a log and straw rope that people will carry on their shoulder, with the leader of the team, together with two lieutenants, standing at the top of it, giving command to fight the opponent. A wooden carved bull head or a mask is put on the top of the structure. Prior to the commencement of the battle, farmers’ music is played to create a delightful atmosphere. The team that makes the opponent’s bull head fall to the ground wins. Yeongsan Soemeori Daegi is a local folk play performed to pray for good harvest.☆

K-History (13)

  • 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.
  • 1988.12.1
    opening day
    On December 1, 1988, the 'Yoon Bong-gil Memorial Hall' was completed at Yangjae Citizens' Forest Park in Seocho-gu, Seoul.

    This memorial hall was built to mark the 55th anniversary of the death of Yun Bong-gil.

    On a 2,000-pyeong plot of land, there is an exhibition room for artifacts, galleries, and video exhibition rooms with one basement floor and three ground floors.

    Yoon Bong-gil was born in 1908 in South Chungcheong Province as the son of a poor farmer.

    His real name is Wu Ui, his pen name is Maeheon, and Bonggil is his nickname.

    Doctor Yoon Bong-gil ended his short life on December 19, 1932, when he walked the single path of the Independence Movement after injecting a bomb into Shanghai Park.
  • 1919.3.1
    a national holiday
    It is a national holiday in Korea on March 1, 1919, when the Korean people protested against Japanese colonial rule and announced the Declaration of Independence to the world.

    Song: Busan Edunet Children's Choir

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