What is 한글날 (Korean Alphabet Day)?

On October 9th, Koreans celebrate Hangeul Day.
It’s a national holiday commemorating the invention and
the proclamation of Hangeul, the Korean alphabet.

Who Created Hangeul

Sejong the Great created Hangeul to promote literacy among the common people in 1446.

In the 15th century, Koreans used Classical Chinese characters to write. Because Korean is grammatically different from Chinese, it was extremely difficult to learn. Therefore, literacy was the privilege of noblemen.

Due to the lack of education, the lower class people couldn’t read nor write.

Sejong the Great thought it was important for the common people to be able to read and write so that when they encounter trouble, they can make an appeal to the king.

훈민정음 Hun-min-jeong-eum

It means, “The proper sound for the education of the people”

It’s a book written by Sejong the Great that introduces the newly created alphabet Hangeul.

한글 Hangeul


ㄱ ㄴ ㄷ ㄹ ㅁ ㅂ ㅅ ㅇ ㅈ ㅊ ㅋ ㅌ ㅍ ㅎ


ㅏ ㅑ ㅓ ㅕ ㅗ ㅛ ㅜ ㅠ ㅡ ㅣ

  • Hangeul has a total of 24 alphabets with 14 consonants and 10 vowels.
  • You can easily learn how to read Koreans within a few hours!

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