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Children’s Day in South Korea

May 5th is Children’s Day (어린이날) in South Korea – a day to celebrate children and their value in society. Throughout history and the world, children have been exploited for their labor. In 1923, writer and activist, Bang Jeong Hwan, introduced the idea of a holiday that would promote children’s rights. Originally, the country celebrated

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Big Folktales Small World – Korean Folktales

A maiden finds help from seven quirky dwarfs after she flees from a jealous and wicked Queen who is after her life. Hungry Jack swaps his cow for magic beans only to find himself fleeing for his life when he disrupts a sleeping giant. Do these stories sound familiar? Fairy and folktales existed even before

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