In order to celebrate the 8th World Population Day, Seoul will be hosting a variety of cultural events, including the Child-Rearing Golden Bell Challenge for Soon-to-Be Fathers, which will be held on July 13, 2019 in the Multipurpose Hall on the 8th floor of City Hall.
The World Population Day was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in order to promote public interest in population issues. Korea revised the Framework Act on Low Birth Rate in an Aging Society in 2011 to establish Population Day and has been holding diverse celebratory events since 2012. The Child-Rearing Golden Bell Challenge for Soon-to-Be Fathers has been held every year since 2016, when the 4th Population Day Ceremony took place, with the participation of over 500 prospective parents each year.
The Child-Rearing Golden Bell Challenge for Soon-to-Be Fathers is an event where soon-to-be parents can correct misconceptions that are known as “common knowledge and information” surrounding child-rearing and learn correct child-rearing information by answering quizzes. In addition, these soon-to-be parents can learn more about various major child-rearing policies and projects operated by the city of Seoul.
All soon-to-be parents and Seoulites can take part in the event without having to make advance reservations. Aside from the Golden Bell Challenge, there will be a vast array of programs: a ceremony for promising “A Reassured Child-rearing, Together,” the pregnancy experience for soon-to-be fathers, a self-check on the balance between work and life, a congratulatory performance for all participants, a prize lottery, and more.
(expectant mothers’ chorus)
|Ceremony for World Population Day|
|Preliminary round for the Golden Bell Challenge||Awards ceremony|