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WHEREAS, Korean Alphabet Day or HANGUL Day is a national Korean Holiday commemorating the invention and proclamation of HANGUL; and

WHEREAS, it recognizes the invention promulgation of the Korean language by King Sejong the Great in 1443; and

WHEREAS, this gave the Korean people their first chance to write in their own language using their own characters it helped increase literacy levels across Korea; and

WHEREAS, the celebration of HANGUL began as a form of protest against the Japanese occupation and against the suppression of Korean language and culture; and

WHEREAS, after South Korea regained freedom after World War II, HANGUL Day became an official holiday in 1949; and

WHEREAS, the holiday is still celebrated to this day and has become the basis for the vibrant culture and heritage the Korean people built over the last six centuries;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim October 9, 2022, as

HANGUL DAY IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 27th day of September, 2022

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