Today is the public holiday, Independence Day. It’s a celebration of Korea’s independence from Japan at the end of World War II. It has been a public holiday here since 1949.
As the holiday falls on a Thursday this year, many office workers have taken the following day off (Friday) and made it a 4-day weekend.
광복절 – gwang-bok-jeol – Korean Independence Day; Literally “Restoration of Light Day”