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National Foundation Day

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South Koreans celebrate National Foundation Day on October 3rd. It celebrates the myth that Korea was founded by King Dangun in 2333 B.C. The name of the festival in Korean means "the day the sky opened," because Koreans believe that they are direct descendants of Heaven or a heavenly god.

  1. 1. National Foundation Day has another name. What is it?
    1. a. The day the Koreans came home
    2. b. The day the sky opened
    3. c. The day the moon smiled
  2. 2. Which King founded Korea?
    1. a. King Dangun
    2. b. King Hansik
    3. c. King Chulseok
  3. 3. When do South Koreans celebrate National Foundation Day?
    1. a. August 17th
    2. b. July 4th
    3. c. October 3rd