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Children's Day - Korea
written by Sung Hee for Dodoland

Children's Day (Eorini nal) is a South Korean national holiday celebrated
on May 5. It was founded by the Korean children's writer and storyteller Bang Jung-hwan in 1923 as a way to instill in the children a sense of independence and national pride. Children's Day highlights the dignity of children and their need for love, care, and respect. It is also a day to honor adults that have contributed to improving the lives of children.
This day is celebrated with various programs for children, who enjoy themselves to the full with their parents. Amusements parks, zoos, and national parks become crowded with families enjoying the holiday in the Spring weather.

Dr. Bang

Dr. Bang is the man who originated the day in 1922 and it officially became a day of celebration in 1978. Dr. Bang was a storyteller and a writer and he pioneered studies about children and ways to help them. He is the person who used the word " Eorini" which means children. He started an organization called "Saek Dong Hoi" with his friends.

The logo

1. The Heart : is the Mind of the members of SaekDong
2. Circle : the Children's Soul
3. Green TaeGeuk : Ambition, Freedom, Peace, Culture, Dream or Hope
4. White TaeGeuk : Describing children who are crying out

The Motto

"Be a brave and genuine child and love and help each other."

The Children's Charter

These are a few:
1. Children should be born in healthy and grow up in warm family with love.

4. Children should take over the grand and great culture then recreate and spread it out.

7. Children should love nature and arts and cultivate the spirit and attitude of seeking science.

11. Children are our hope and future.
Children should grow up as
cosmopolitans who will be the
support and driving force of our
nation and can contribute to human




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