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Sunday, March 1, 2015

March 1st : Samiljeol (삼일절)- Independence Movement Day of Korea!

Hello to all! .. and Hello to March! (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧
Hari ini, tanggal 1 Maret, dirayakan sebagai hari libur nasional untuk memperingati Samiljeol (삼일절)- yaitu Independence Movement Day of Korea! Nah, untuk postingan #WOWKOREASUPPORTER2015 pertama di bulan ini, aku akan memperkenalkan sedikit mengenai Samiljeol. Yuk simak penjelasannya di bawah ini. Enjoy! (^O^)

March 1st is a national holiday that has many names. In Korean it is called Samiljeol (삼일절), but in English it has a number of names, translating to March 1st Day, March 1st Movement Day, Independence Movement Day and Independence Declaration Day. No matter what you call it, Koreans all over the country know that this day commemorates the March 1st Independence Movement of 1919.


From 1910 - 1945, the Korean empire was under Japanese military occupation. However on March 1, 1919, after nine years of Japanese colonization, the 33 nationalists of the Samil Movement convened together and declared their nation’s independence from Japan by proclaiming the Korean Declaration of Independence in Tapgol Park (formerly Pagoda Park), after which the Independence Movement spread to the rest of the country. Although the movement did not put an end to Japanese colonial rule, it resulted in major changes in Japan's imperial policy towards Korea and eventually led to the establishment of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea.

 //  The March 1st Movement Monument  //
© Wikipedia

// Samiljeol Commemorative Bell-Ringing Ceremony at Bosingak (Belfry) //
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On Samiljeol every year since 1953, those who died fighting are commemorated at a ceremonial ringing of the bell in Bosingak, Seoul. The Mayor of Seoul, other dignitaries and invited guests in three groups of four persons toll the bell 11 times to remember the 33 heroic Koreans who in 1919, signed the Declaration of Independence. Beside that, The Day is marked by the reading of the 1919 Declaration of Independence at Pagoda Park in Seoul.


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