At noon on March 1, 2017 (Wednesday), the Seoul Metropolitan Government will hold a bell-ringing ceremony at Bosingak Belfry, one of Seoul’s representative structures, in commemoration of the 98th anniversary of the March 1st Movement.
The bell-ringing ceremony will be held to commemorate the patriotic spirit of independence fighters who devoted themselves to the liberation of Korea and to remember Korea’s history and instill appreciation and love for the country based on the spirit of the March 1st Movement.
For the 2017 Bell Ringing Ceremony, 12 public figures including Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, Chairman Jun-uk Yang of Seoul Metropolitan Council, descendants of independence fighters, and other figures who inherited the spirit of the March 1st Movement will be divided into three groups and each ring the bell 11 times, for a total of 33 times. Nine of the participants, in particular, were selected among descendants of independence fighters and figures who inherited the spirit of the March 1st Movement.
Before the bell-ringing ceremony, the Jongno-gu Choir will perform songs and citizens will march from Naminsa Madang to Bosingak Belfry, reenacting the March 1st Movement. These events are held to commemorate the patriotic spirit of the ancestors and the March 1st Movement which formed the foundation of national unity and independence.
In addition, the SMG will provide a variety of campaigns and programs for citizens. The SMG will produce and release videos that offer contemplations on Korean history and life on Live Seoul and YouTube, and spread various contents via SNS to commemorate the March 1st Movement.