Let me share some facts I learned about some of the national symbols of South Korea. It is always good to learn something new.
The South Korean flag
- Also known as Taegeugki/Taegeukgi, which means superior flag
- The white background represents purity and peace
- The circle in the middle represent yin/yang or negative/positive cosmic forces
- The four black symbols represent the sky, the earth, the water and fire.
South Koreas national anthem
- Or Aegukga = love for the country
- The song was first sung to the melody of the Scottish song Auld Lang Syne. But as seen unfit (wonder why…) a Korean composer composed the current melody in 1935. They started to use it first when Korean government established 13 years later.
South Koreas national flower
- Means eternal blossom that never fades.
There is also a national emblem, seal and their national animal is the Siberian tiger.
Any more facts about South Korea I should add? Let me know in the comments and I will ad it in this blogpost – thank you!