National Foundation Day (Gaecheonjeol) ‑ Republic of Korea
|Event Name||National Foundation Day (Gaecheonjeol) - Republic of Korea|
|Start Date||3rd Oct 2017 12:00am|
Gaecheonjeol is a public holiday in South Korea on 3 October. Also known by the English name National Foundation Day, this holiday celebrates the formation of the first Korean state of Gojoseon 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, the founder of Gojoseon.