Korea Insights

Celebrating Hangul Day!

Today (October 9) is Hangul Day in Korea! Hangul Day is a national holiday in Korea celebrating the invention and proclamation of Hangul, the Korean alphabet. Before the invention of the Korean writing system, Koreans mainly used Chinese characters as well as a very old native phonetic writing system. But, this was a problem for the lower class people who weren’t as privileged as the upper class in receiving proper education. The Chinese writing system had very many characters and also it was different to the native phonetic writing system…

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