Mausoleum of Tangun, the legendary founder of Gojoseon (古朝鮮), the first ever Korean kingdom. *Photo from Wikipedia
October 3 is Gaecheonjeol（開天節）or National Foundation Day.
It is a public holiday in South Korea on October 3. This holiday celebrates the formation of the first Korean state of Gojoseon (古朝鮮) in 2333 BC. This date has traditionally been regarded as the date for the founding of the Korean nation.
Gaecheonjeol is also recognized in North Korea, although not as a public holiday, with an annual ceremony at the Mausoleum of Tangun (檀君), the founder of Gojoseon.
In commemoration of the day, let us introduce you to people from or who are related to Korea.
*Click a photo below to see their stories!
“If North and South Korea would be united, I would change my nationality.” – Kong Ryon Sun *Her nationality is “Korea”.