Korea Liberation Day

Korea Liberation Day

August 15
This Korean holiday commemorates the surrender of Japan to the Allies in 1945, liberating Korea from Japan's 35-year occupation. The day also commemorates the formal proclamation of the Republic of Korea in South Korea in 1948, but it is a national holiday in both Koreas.
See also Samil-Jol
CONTACTS:
Embassy of the Republic of Korea
2320 Massachusetts Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
202-939-5663; fax: 202-342-1597
www.dynamic-korea.com
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 137
NatlHolWrld-1968, p. 144
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