Gaecheonjeol

Gaecheonjeol (Korean: 개천절) is a public holiday in South Korea on 3 October. Also known by the English name National Foundation Day, this holiday celebrates the creation of the state of Gojoseon (ancient Korea) founded by Dangun Wanggeom in the year 2333 BC.

Gaecheon (or "Opening of Heaven") refers to 3 October B.C. 2457, the date when Hwanung (환웅) descended from heaven to live with mankind.

The harvest ceremony was celebrated in each Korean kingdoms; Yeonggo (영고) of Buyeo, Mucheon (무천) of Yemaek, Gyeeum (계음) of Mahan and Byeonhan, Dongmaeng (동맹) of Goguryeo, Palgwanheoi (팔관회) of Silla.

In 1909, Gaecheonjeol was enacted as a national holiday.The festival is held annually. At first, Gaecheonjeol had been celebrated on 3 october on lunar calendar but it has been celebrated on 3 october on solar calendar since 1949.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaecheonjeol


Siit leiate lugemist müüdi näol :)

http://www.imjinscout.com/Foundation_Myth.html


Selline huvitav päev on siis täna! :) Ma väga pikalt otsisin informatsiooni, sest väga raske on neil selle päeva tähendust inglise keeles selgitada. Seega natukene õnneks leidsin :)


Laupäevane festival, kus käisime välistudengitega oligi selle päeva auks. Täna on Koreas vaba päev! :)


Jane

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