National Liberation Day in Korea Events to be Held Today


Various events will be held in the City of Busan to commemorate the 74th Liberation Day.

At 10 am at the Culture Center, there will be a celebration ceremony, attended by Mayor Oh Keo-don and other major officials.

The mayor is expected to say something about the recent economic conflicts with Japan.

The mayor will also attend the bell tolling ceremony at Yongdusan Park, with 30 local independence fighters and contributors.

Mayor Oh said this year’s Liberation Day is even more meaningful in that this year marks the 100th anniversary of the March Independence Movement and the foundation of the Provisional Government.

The Mayor emphasized the need for solidarity in face of Japan’s historical distortion and economic retaliation.

1st Gwangbok Light Festival

This year, Busan Regional Veterans Affairs Office and Gwangbokhoe Busan Branch will hold the Gwangbok Light Festival for the first time.

From 3 pm to 9:15 pm, exhibitions, experiences, flea markets, and performances will be held at the Independence Hall and the outdoors in Busan Central Park in Nampodong.

In particular, the laser commemorative show celebrating August 15 is held at 8:15 pm, and the musical ‘Bring the Light of Liberation’ will be held at 8:30 pm. 

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