Hanbok-Wearing Mooted as Intangible Cultural Heritage

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    March 25, 2022 08:28

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    Korea wants to make the wearing of hanbok or traditional Korean dress part of its national intangible cultural heritage.

    The Cultural Heritage Administration on Thursday said hanbok-wearing is under consideration because it is part of Korea's identity and cultural values. Hanbok is still worn by many Koreans on traditional holidays, special occasions like weddings, and to pose in historic surroundings on Instagram.

    The agency will be sounding out the public on the matter from for the next 30 days before making a final decision.

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