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Children’s Day Overshadowed by South Korea’s Aging Population

Children’s Day Overshadowed by South Korea’s Aging Population

SEOUL, May 8 (Korea Bizwire) – May 5 was South Korea’s first Children’s Day celebrated by a greater number of seniors than children, once again highlighting the country’s rapidly shifting demographics towards an aging society.  Using the OECD’s standard of working age population (from 15 to 64) to separate “children” from “elderly,” there were 6,873,722 [...]

800 Paper Panda Dolls Displayed Near North-South Korean Border for Children’s Day

800 Paper Panda Dolls Displayed Near North-South Korean Border for Children’s Day

PAJU, South Korea, April 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Celebrating the upcoming Children’s Day, the Gyeonggi government is hosting a special event for families at the Imjingak Peace Park (Pyeonghwa-nuri) on May 5.  The highlight of the event is the display of 800 panda dolls made with recycled paper around the park, promoting environmental preservation and sustainable [...]

May 5: Celebrating Korea’s Children’s Day

May 5: Celebrating Korea’s Children’s Day

SEOUL, May 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Children’s Day was first conceived of in 1923 by a group of Korean students and social leaders. Chong-hwan Pang, a children’s writer, helped popularize the holiday. It was designated as a national holiday in 1970. The government made May 6 a temporary holiday this year in an effort to [...]

Several Samsung R&D Complexes Turned into Theme Parks on Children’s Day

Several Samsung R&D Complexes Turned into Theme Parks on Children’s Day

SEOUL, May 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics’ Suwon Samsung Digital City R&D complex was transformed into a theme park on May 5 to celebrate Children’s Day. Various events, such as water slides, cart racing, b-boy performances, sand animation and illusionist shows were held at the complex for 63,000 Samsung employees and local families. Samsung [...]