Hanoolim: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Samiljeol

From Wednesday, Feb. 27th to Friday, Mar. 1st, ​Hanoolim​, the Korean Cultural Awareness group at UCLA​, will host a series of events, including a movie screening and guest speaker panel, to celebrate the centennial anniversary of ​Korea’s Independence Movement, Samiljeol​. Samiljeol, also known as the Korean Independence Movement Day, is a public holiday in South…

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Not Just a Love Story

When I was doing a reading log for my Japanese class, I was attracted by the story about a Japanese traditional festival — tanabata (七夕), or the Double Seventh Festival. This story caught my attention because this festival is also celebrated in China, and its names have exactly the same form in Chinese characters as…