Today is the 66th celebration of Korea’s National Liberation Day or 광복절. This national holiday marks the momentous event when Korea regained its freedom from Japanese imperial rulership in 1945 with the closing of World War II.
In a way, Filipinos can relate to this holiday because the Philippines also came under the rule of Imperial Japan during World War II before it was liberated by American forces.
Most Korean offices including the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines will be closed on this day. Regular office will resume tomorrow.
To commemorate this day, I’ve also posted one of my favorite renditions for the Korean National anthem. It’s a rock ballad arrangement by a YouTuber named KooPD and sang by Doo Kang. I think, it captures the spirit of today’s holiday quite perfectly. Korea fighting!
Thanks to KooPDmania for the video.