There are more than 75 million people who speak Korean. And it ranks 18th among the most-used languages in the world. A lot of Korean lovers around the world learn Korean for traveling to Korea. While understanding Korean isn't a requirement, it can enrich the K-pop fandom experience, bringing fans closer to their idols and each other. On Hangul Day (October 9, 2022), what did you do yesterday?
● What is Hangul Day in Korea?
The Korean Alphabet Day, known as Hangeul Day in South Korea, and Chosŏn'gŭl Day (조선글날) in North Korea, is observed annually on October 9. It's a national Korean holiday to commemorate the invention and proclamation of the Korean alphabet, known as Hangul (or Hangeul).
● Why is Hangeul Day celebrated?
The South Korean government, established in 1945, declared October 9 to be Hangul Day. It's a holiday that commemorates the Korean Alphabet every year on October 9th. It is a national holiday that is a day off in South Korea.
● How do you say Happy Hangul Day in Korean?
Koreans celebrate the holiday by taking the day off of school and work to reflect this writing system. One way they do this is by exploring the National Hangeul Museum, where exhibits showcase Hangul letters and their impact on the country.
● Who created Hangul?
In the 15th century, Hangul was created under King Sejong, the fourth king of the Joseon dynasty (1393-1910). In 1446 Hangul was made the official writing system of Korea and the first Korean alphabet was proclaimed under the original name Hunmin chong-um, which meant "the proper sounds for teaching people."
King Sejong | #pinterest
● How many letters are in the Korean alphabet?
Modern Hangul orthography uses 24 basic letters: 14 consonant letters and 10 vowel letters.
● What did Koreans speak before Hangul?
Before the creation of Hangul, Koreans used Hanja in two ways. First, they used characters as is. Many of the elite could speak and write in Chinese. However, the Korean language was created and existed parallel to Chinese.
● Celebrate Hangul Day with BTS TinyTAN!
As a gift, to celebrate Hangul day, TinyTAN hid some Easter eggs in Korean among the images in the test; moreover, a Korean version of the result can be downloaded at the end!
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Let us know how you celebrated Hangul Day? Do you know the Korean alphabet?