Hangul Day – 2020

Today is Hangul Day, which is a celebration for the creation of the Korean Alphabet.

The Korean Alphabet is no only the youngest Alphabet in the World, is the only Alphabet with a single know creator: King Sejong.

During his reign, one of King Sejong’s focuses was bridging the gap between the wealthy aristocrats and poor commoners. Creating an alphabet to supersede the adopted Chinese writing system of the time (which was primarily learnable only by the rich), gave all people a common writing system that could be learned in one day.

That’s just awesome.

Back in 2015 I started studying Korean and was immediately intrigued by the simplistic alphabet, only to grow in love with it after learning about its reason for creation.

Let’s all be a little more mindful of those less fortunate, even if we become King.