Updated at 2022-02-28
The Republic of China celebrates its national day once a year on Oct. 10, but South Korea has five national days. They are Independence Movement Day on March 1, Constitution Day on July 17, Liberation Day on Aug. 15, National Foundation Day on Oct. 3, and Hangul Day on Oct. 9. During these holidays, a spectacular sea of flags flutters along the streets. This set of Korean-Taiwan landmark mugs was made as a friendship gift to celebrate South Korea’s national days, and features the two countries’ most famous landmarks. Taiwan’s landmarks are Taipei 101, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, and the National Palace Museum. South Korea’s landmarks are N Seoul Tower, Gyeongbokgung Palace’s south gate, and Dongdaemun Design Plaza. If you’ve been to South Korea, did you visit these famous places?
National flag: Taegukgi
National day: Oct. 3
Area: 100,364 square kilometers
Population: 51.82 million (January 2021)
Government: Constitutional republic