Korean Celebs Commemorate 99th Independence Movement Day

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:

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대한민국 만세

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대한독립만세 삼일절 99주년

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감사하고 또 감사합니다. #대한민국만세

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For more information about the Independence Movement Day and ceremony today, watch the video below: