Over 150 Korean, or Korea-related, people joined in the Korean ‘Independence Day’ Celebrations at Lucan Centre (a great place for an outing!) on Saturday last. The actual Day, commemorating the fact that Korea got its independence from Japan on the day World War ll ended (!5th August), happens to also be the Assumption of Mary, patroness of the Korean Catholic Church so a public holiday in Korea.
There was little mention of escalating tensions with North Korea, it has been part of Korean life for the past 70 years, but there was a typical Korean meal followed by communal ‘recreation’ – skipping, jegi chagi, dancing and singing.
Communal Spirit is something the Koreans can help revive in Ireland!