Hangul Day or Korean Alphabet Day is celebrated October 9th in Korea to honor the promulgation of the Korean alphabet, Hangul (한글), by King Sejong in 1446.

During his rule, the people of Korea were often unable to express themselves because understanding of the Chinese language was reserved for the elite.  By inventing Hangul and making it accessible to all, King Sejong made it possible for the masses to better communicate and feel a sense of unity around the language.

Do you celebrate Hangul Day or any other holiday related to a language?

Take a look at the language in these creative representations of the alphabet from all around the world!

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