Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Children's Day ~ May 5


Yesterday, Monday May 5 was Children's Day in Korea (public holiday). It is likened to Christmas, because children receive gifts from their parents. According to an internet source,

"It was founded by the Korean children's writer Pang Chong-hwan in 1923 as a way to instill in the children a sense of independence and national pride. Children's Day highlights the dignity of children and their need for love, care, and respect. It is also a day to honor adults that have contributed to improving the lives of children."

Some Koreans work till very late (11pm and over), so since Children's Day is a public holiday, parents can truly dedicate this day to their children...

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