The Korean Alphabet Day, known as in South Korea, and Chosŏn’gŭl Day in North Korea, is a national Korean commemorative day marking the invention and the proclamation of the Korean alphabet (한글; 조선글), the native alphabet of the Korean language, by the 15th century Korean monarch Sejong the Great. It is observed on October 9 in South Korea and on January 15 in North Korea.
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“The people are the root of a country and food is the sky.”
Look at the above photo! He’s actually one of the most respected heroes of Korea, the Great King Sejong! It’s safe to say he actually accomplished renaissance of Joseon Dynasty by developing promulgation of Hangeul(Korean Alphabet), science technology, culture and arts, military affairs, diplomacy, agriculture and astronomy on the base of love of people!
From now on, I’ll show you the exhibition, “The Story of King Sejong” which is being held at the center of downtown Seoul! I’m sure that this exhibition will be committed to the place for communication and unification to admire achievements of Kong Sejong and be revived as the spirit of the times for Koreans. And for Foreigners, this will be nice chance to learn about Korean hero.
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More Efforts Needed to Globalize Korean Heritage
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The country will celebrate the 563rd anniversary of the promulgation of Hangeul, the Korean alphabetic system, on Friday. This year’s Hangeul Day has special meaning because children of an ethnic group in Indonesia have begun to learn their own language by using the Korean script. It is the first time that Hangeul has been officially adopted by a foreign society outside Korea.
Korea has recently stepped up its efforts to promote the use of Hangeul and the Korean language around the world, but has often found it difficult to achieve its globalization. Against this backdrop, the Indonesian case is a rare achievement. About 50 elementary school students belonging to the Cia-Cia ethnic group in Baubau, a town on Buton Island, off southeastern Sulawesi, started learning their native language using a Hangeul textbook in July.
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