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Independence Movement Day

South Korea National Holiday in South Korea

Independence Movement Day is a public holiday in South Korea. It is always celebrated on 1 March
HyangWonJeong in Gyeongbokgung, Seoul

When is Independence Movement Day?

How long until March 1st Movement ?
This holiday next takes place in 100 Days.
Dates of March 1st Movement
Year Weekday Date
2019 Friday March 1st
2018 Thursday March 1st
2017 Wednesday March 1st
2016 Tuesday March 1st
2015 Sunday March 1st
Duration
1 Day
Local Name
Samil Jeol
Summary
Locally called Samil Jeol, Independence Movement day commemorates a nation-wide independence movement which took place in 1919 in protest against colonisation by Japan

Also known as March 1 Movement Day , Independence Movement Day is a public holiday in South Korea. It is always celebrated on 1 March.

History of Independence Movement Day

Locally called 'Samil Jeol', Independence Movement day commemorates a nation-wide independence movement which took place in 1919 in protest against colonisation by Japan.

The Protestors demonstrated against the Japanese occupation (Samil means "three-one," signifying third month, first day) which occurred in 1910, depriving Koreans of many freedoms.

the March 1 movement was a turning point; an estimated 2 million people took to the streets in peaceful demonstrations and a Declaration of Independence was read at a rally in Seoul.

The demonstrations met with thousands of arrests, close to 23,000 Koreans being killed or wounded.

Independence leaders formed a provisional government abroad.

How is Independence Movement Day celebrated?

The Day is marked by the reading of the 1919 Declaration of Independence at Pagoda Park in Seoul.


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