August 15th is a public holiday in both North and South Korea and signifies the date Korea became free from Japan. This date – August 15, 1945 – marks Japan’s surrender to the Allied forces and the end of World War II. In North Korea, Liberation Day is commonly known as Jogukhaebangui nal, whereas in South Korea it is called Gwangbokjeol.
It’s Liberation Day in Korea
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