The 16th Annual Korean American Day Celebration

This event is a celebration of the 16th annual Korean American Day and the 118th anniversary of the arrival of the first Korean immigrant

JANUARY 13th, 2020




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About this Event

Join the Celebration of the 16th Korean American Day !

January 13, 1903 is the date when Korean immigrants first arrived in the United States. Congress designated January 13 as Korean American Day to memorialize the more than 100 year journey of Korean Americans to the United States with the:

  • U.S. Senate Resolution 283 of the 109th Congress, October 20, 2005.
  • U.S. House of Representatives Resolution 487 of the 109th Congress, December 13, 2005.

U.S. Representatives Judy Chu, Mike Kelly, Gerry Connolly, Grace Meng, Andy Kim, Young Kim, Michelle Park Steel, Marilyn Strickland, Gen(Ret.) Vincent Brooks and Maryland First Lady Yumi Hogan will participate via remote live stream or via pre-recorded video.

During the celebration, two awards will be presented for community service. Live performers will include Seong Won Nam (tenor for singing of the anthems), and Hyejin Kim, D.M.A. (violin of 2 Korean folk songs called TaePyugGa and Arirang Alone). Andrew Hwang (a senior student at The Johns Hopkins University) will speak live via Zoom about his experience as a Korean American.

Korean Cultural presentations will include Calligrapher Mookjae Myoung Won Kwon, Hanbok (Korean apparel) Hanbok designer Kyung-eun Kim (live via remote Zoom), the Hanbok Advancement Center in Seoul, South Korea, Hanok Magazine in South Korea, and prerecorded Korean Traditional dances (Beokoo, Korean Fan and Jenggang dance).


Sponsors: Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Overseas Koreans Foundation

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