Today is March 1 in Korea and it is a day to commemorate Samiljeol which is also known as the Independence Movement Day. This year marks the 99th anniversary as nationalists proclaimed Korea’s independence from Japanese rule through a series of demonstrations all over Korea in 1919. The independence movement continued with approximately 2 million Koreans participating in more than 1,500 demonstrations. Many were wounded, arrested, and killed, and the commemoration of this day is not only filled with pride, but also thoughtful reflection for those who died for their country.
Many celebrities have been posting to their social media accounts messages to honor this day, including an image of the Korean flag. Many of the posts remind people not to forget the sacrifices made, and also thanks those who fought for freedom.
You can see some posts below:
오늘은 아주아주 뜻깊은날이지요??
1919년3월1일, 독립선언서를 발표하여 대한민국 독립 의사를 만방에 알린 것을 기념하는 날! 바로 ‘삼일절’입니다!!!
선열들의 뜨거운 외침을 기억하며 감사한마음으로 하루보내보아요♥
— 헬로비너스 (@chHELLOVENUS) March 1, 2018
— RAINZ 레인즈 (@RAINZ_Official) March 1, 2018
— 마이틴 (MYTEEN) (@myteen_official) March 1, 2018
삼일절은 1919년 기미년 3월 1일 우리의 독립의사를 세계로 알린 3•1운동을 기념하는 날입니다.
제 99주년 삼일절을 맞이하여, 나라를 위한 고귀한 희생들을 잊지 않겠습니다. pic.twitter.com/Gy34D4qflm
— official A.C.E (@official_ACE7) March 1, 2018
오늘은 3월 1일 삼일절입니다.
독립을 위해 희생하신 순국선열들을 기억하겠습니다. 태극기 게양을 잊지 마시고 뜻깊은 하루 보내세요. pic.twitter.com/uPCcFIfd5f
— 바시티 (VARSITY) (@varsity_2017) March 1, 2018
For more information about the Independence Movement Day and ceremony today, watch the video below: