Rachel Kim, a fourth-year history student, reads poster boards explaining the history of Korean Independence Day.
Ashely Kim, a first-year psychology student, rehearses for her Korean dance. “It’s pretty fun because it’s really different from all the traditional dances you see. It’s very a distinct expression compared to dances like hip hop,” she said.
Various Korean dishes were served including sweet rice cakes, Gimbap (Korean rice rolls) and Dakgangjeong (sweet, crunchy fried chicken).
One of the foods served was Gimbap, which is a Korean rice wrap filled with vegetables and fish cake.
Hanoolim members participated in a percussion performance using traditional Korean instruments such as barrel drums and double-headed Janggu drums.
Festival attendees learned how to write a phrase that was often used during the Korean independence movement. In English, the phrase translates to ''Long Live Korean Independence!''
Temesgen Gebreyesus, a fourth-year political science student, practices writing in Hangul (Korean script).
Hanoolim members perform a Korean masked dance called Talchum.
Attendees were encouraged to write a short reflection on what they had learned from the cultural festival. They placed the reflections on a board for display.