Celebrating Liberation Day (Gwangbokjeol) | Seoul Korea

August 15, 2015 will be National Liberation Day of Korea or Gwangbokjeol, marking the 70th anniversary of South Korea’s liberation from Japanese occupation (1910-1945), and the national flag is seen everywhere in the country. Even after many decades, the tension between the two countries still linger to this day.

Despite the ongoing tension between the divided Koreas on the peninsula, this year’s 70th anniversary of Liberation Day is cause for celebration. Many art galleries, museums and performance venues in Seoul prepared a variety of cultural events and light shows for the public to mark the painful yet joyous memory of this special day with family and friends.

Here are a few of my images of the fantastic fireworks!  Hope you enjoy.

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