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Korea Celebrates 73rd Anniversary of National Liberation Day

Korea Celebrates 73rd Anniversary of National Liberation Day

73주년 광복절

Every year on Aug. 15, the two Koreas celebrate the liberation from Japanese colonial rule.

Every year on Aug. 15, the two Koreas celebrate the liberation from Japanese colonial rule.

매년 8월 15일은 남-북한 모두가 기념하는 국경일, 광복절이다.

How did Korea's National Liberation Day originate?

How did Korea's National Liberation Day originate?

“빛을 되찾음”이란 의미의 광복절! 어떤 역사가 담겨있을까?

The Korean Peninsula endured decades of Japanese colonial rule, following Japan's forced annexation of Korea in 1910.

The Korean Peninsula endured decades of Japanese colonial rule, following Japan's forced annexation of Korea in 1910.

1910년, 한일강제합병으로 35년간 일제 식민 지배를 받아온 한반도!

Many Korean independence fighters including young students took to the streets in demonstrations for independence.

Many Korean independence fighters including young students took to the streets in demonstrations for independence.

수많은 독립투사들이 독립을 위해 목숨을 바쳤고, 어린학생들까지 만세운동에 참여했다.

On Aug. 15, 1945, Korea was finally liberated from 35 years of Japanese colonial rule.

On Aug. 15, 1945, Korea was finally liberated from 35 years of Japanese colonial rule.

그 결과, 1945년 8월 15일, 한반도는 잃어버린 주권을 되찾았고, 이를 기념하기 위해 광복절이 제정된 것!

Amid a conciliatory mood on the Korean Peninsula, this year's 73rd anniversary of Korea's liberation is more meaningful than ever.

Amid a conciliatory mood on the Korean Peninsula, this year's 73rd anniversary of Korea's liberation is more meaningful than ever.

특히 올해 남북관계 화해무드 속에서 맞이한 73주년 광복절은 더욱 특별한 의미를 갖는데...

The two Koreas are expected to hold reunions of war-separated families around National Liberation Day. It will be the first family reunion in three years.

The two Koreas are expected to hold reunions of war-separated families around National Liberation Day. It will be the first family reunion in three years.

지난 2015년 이후 멈췄던 이산가족 상봉 행사가 광복절을 계기로 개최되기 때문.

The resumption of family reunions was one of the agreements set out in the Panmunjom Declaration. There will be 100 participants from each side of the border.

The resumption of family reunions was one of the agreements set out in the Panmunjom Declaration. There will be 100 participants from each side of the border.

지난 4.27 판문점 선언의 합의내용에 따른 이행조치로, 남과 북 각각 100여명이 가족과 상봉할 예정.

The first family reunions also took place around National Liberation Day, following the first inter-Korean summit in 2000.

The first family reunions also took place around National Liberation Day, following the first inter-Korean summit in 2000.

앞서 6.15 정상회담이 열린 2000년 광복절에 이산가족 상봉이 처음 시작되는 등 민족화합의 계기가 된 광복절!

National Liberation Day has historically brought the two Koreas together. We hope one day a unified Korea will celebrate the holiday.

National Liberation Day has historically brought the two Koreas together. We hope one day a unified Korea will celebrate the holiday.

남과 북을 잇는 국경일인 광복절! 남북이 평화 통일을 이루는 제 2의 광복이 이뤄질 날을 기대해본다.

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Korea Celebrates 73rd Anniversary of National Liberation Day
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Every year on Aug. 15, the two Koreas celebrate the liberation from Japanese colonial rule.
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How did Korea's National Liberation Day originate?
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The Korean Peninsula endured decades of Japanese colonial rule, following Japan's forced annexation of Korea in 1910.
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Many Korean independence fighters including young students took to the streets in demonstrations for independence.
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On Aug. 15, 1945, Korea was finally liberated from 35 years of Japanese colonial rule.
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Amid a conciliatory mood on the Korean Peninsula, this year's 73rd anniversary of Korea's liberation is more meaningful than ever.
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The two Koreas are expected to hold reunions of war-separated families around National Liberation Day. It will be the first family reunion in three years.
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The resumption of family reunions was one of the agreements set out in the Panmunjom Declaration. There will be 100 participants from each side of the border.
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The first family reunions also took place around National Liberation Day, following the first inter-Korean summit in 2000.
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National Liberation Day has historically brought the two Koreas together. We hope one day a unified Korea will celebrate the holiday.
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