Gwangbokjeol means 'Restoration of Light Day', it is the Independence day of South Korea, celebrated annually on the 15th of August. Gwangbokjeol commmorates the liberation of Korea from decades of Japanese occupation and the formation of the South Korean republic. Interesting fact: The actual day of independence was actually on the August 13th, 1948 but for political reasons, first President of the country I Seung-man, chose 15th August, instead of 13th as the official Independence Day of South Korea. This day is celebrated by a vibrant display of traditional Korean arts and performances such as the Korean drum performance (Buk) and traditional fan dance (Buchaechum). A feast would also follow after a day of celebration. Here are some photos I took from a celebration happening in Busan.
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