[Gallery] Park Shin Hye, Taecyeon, Lee Jong Suk and Others Celebrate Hangul Day
October 9 marks an important day in Korea: Hangul Day (or the Korean Alphabet Day). Hangul Day commemorates the creation of the Korean alphabet, which is the native alphabet of the Korean language. Hangul was created by King Sejong the Great in 1447.
Many celebrities took time out of their day to pay tribute to the beauty and greatness of Hangul by uploading photos and messages onto their various SNS accounts.
Park Shin Hye showed her love for Hangul by revealing her Hangul handwriting!
SALT Entertainment uploaded photos of the actresses writing out “Hangul Rise Up Again” on a sketchpad.
Park Shin Hye is also a model for the denim brand Jambangee, which is holding a “Hangul Love Campaign” for the month of October.
Lee Jong Suk celebrated Hangul Day by posing for a photo, while holding up a Hangul t-shirt that reads, “Hangul Rise Up Again.”
This photo was taken while Lee Jong Suk was filming his next film, “Boiling Youth.” Fans delightfully took note of his casual yet handsome appearance without a fancy outfit, makeup or hair.
2PM’s Taecyeon and OKCAT celebrate Hangul Day together!
Taecyeon tweeted on October 9, “Today is Hangul Day~~ Who do we have to thank?”
He also uploaded a photo of a poster with OKCAT that reads, “October 9 is Hangul Day, King Sejong the Great, thank you – From OKCAT.”
Rainbow’s Kim Jisook revealed her calligraphy skills!
She posted on her me2day, “Hangul Day with Ssooksukbong,” referring to herself with a nickname.
The photo shows Kim Jisook carefully and gracefully writing “Today is Hangul Day, 2013 Rainbow Jisook,” with a brush and ink.
Kara’s Goo Hara and Han Seung Yeon took a celebratory selfie, despite the rocky situation surrounding their group.
Goo Hara tweeted, “Hangul love,” along with a photo of herself and Han Seung Yeon, both wearing Hangul t-shirts.
Goo Hye Sun walking down the runway for Lee Sang Bong’s “Hangul Fashion Show.”
Singer Kim Jang Hoon sold 600 Hangul t-shirts in front of NYU to celebrate Hangul Day. He tweeted, “600 Hangul t-shirts, sold out in 50 minutes! Hangul t-shirts were explosive in NYU! I gave out Hangul t-shirts to the many NYU students at the Washington Square Park. There were a lot of foreigners who came and they loved the Hangul design. I was a little worried but the event ended very well. I think I should keep doing this!”
Girl group AOA uploaded witty and cute photos of themselves to commemorate Hangul Day.
AOA’s official Facebook posted the photo, which contains each member holding up a sign with one letter that comes together to read, “AOA, Hangul, I Love You” in Korean.
To celebrate Hangul Day, Bada sang the Korean National Anthem for a particular event. However, her voice wasn’t in a good condition and she couldn’t hit the high note.
In the end, she apologized by saying, “The great Hangul Day! The National Anthem… I sang with my heart but because I had so many things going on, my voice was gone. I couldn’t warm up properly especially since it was the morning.”
She continued, “I feel bad because I might have been a bad influence to the event. I was able to hit the high note during my rehearsal but… I ask that you bear with me with an open heart.”
She also posted a photo of herself standing in front of a large Korean drum, which was used during the event.
Singer Yoo Seung Woo also celebrated Hangul Day by revealing his Hangul calligraphy skills.
He tweeted, “Everyone, today is Hangul Day! Yay! It’s been decided that today is a national holiday once again. I’m not that good but I am holding a brush for the first time in a while tonight. Hangul, I love you, Let’s all ga na da la ma ba sa,” as he ended by starting to recite the Korean alphabet.
The photo shows Yoo Seung Woo writing, “Hangul Love, the singing Yoo Seung Woo.”
It is known that Yoo Seung Woo has exceptional calligraphy skills, as he won awards for it in the fourth grade.