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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 9 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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