Happy Korean Independence Day! - Gwangbokjeol, (literally “Restoration of Light Day”) celebrated annually on August 15, is one of the Public holidays in South Korea. It commemorates Victory over Japan Day, which liberated Korea from colonial rule.——Photoshop, 2013http://www.facebook.com/artofsteveahnhttp://steveahn.deviantart.com/
August 15 is Korea's Independence Day (Gwangbokjeol). On this day, Koreans are encouraged to display the Korean flag, from their homes, stores, public establishments. This subway line in Busan went all out with its Korean pride, as subway riders were surprised to find not only mini-flags dangling from the ceiling, but a huge poster of the cheering nation, informative posters on the history of Independence Day, as well as decorated doors to create a "Reply 1945 Busan" themed ride.
A South Korean man takes a picture of national flags hanging on the tree to celebrate the March First Independence Movement Day, the anniversary of the 1919 uprising against Japanese colonial rule, in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 1, 2013. South Korean President Park Geun-hye is urging North Korea to abandon its drive for nuclear weapons or face deepening isolation and deteriorating ties with Seoul. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)