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National Liberation Day (광복절) in South Korea (as well as North Korea) happens every August 15th. It’s a National Holiday in South Korea and therefore a day off for most (it’s towards the end of the summer holidays so school are closed anyway). It’s also Victory over Japan Day (V-J Day) in the UK

National Liberation Day celebrates the day in which Korea was liberated from Japan by a combined Allied armed forces in 1945. Flags are flown on the streets and by some households. These days there aren’t many events, some landmarks and palaces normally have some traditional music or play. Public Transport is scaled back and if it bridges a weekend (like 2016) then the roads can be extra busy with people traveling.

National Liberation Day South Korea August 15th

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As always if you have any questions about National Liberation Day and/or anything else please feel free to let us know. Either below by Email or via Twitter or Facebook.

Tim & Jeonghye
Modern Seoul
tim@modernseoul.org

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