Title: 50th Children's Day
Has No Title
Stamp Serial#
807 
KPC#
C-533 
MICHEL#
834 
StanGib#
999 
Scott#
820 
Date of Issue
05/05/1972 
Quantity
1,000,000 
Denomination
10 won 
Design
Children with balloons 
Designer
Kim Sung-sil 
Image Area
33mm*23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5Ąż10 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printer
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
The nation observes the 50th Children`s Day on May 5, 1972.

It was in March 1923 that "Saketong-hoe," a children's organization formed by Bang Jong-hwan, a writer of juvenile stories whose pen name is Sopa, designated May 1 as Children`s Day in a move to help elevate children`s status. The day has since been observed with various programs for children. Also in a measure to emphasize the importance of the sound growth of children as the nation's future generation, Saektong-hoe, the first such organization in this country, coined in the same year a new Korean word "orini," meaning children, which is now in wide use. The observance of the day, however, was suspended in 1939 under the oppression of the Japanese colonialists. It was resumed following the liberation in 1945.

In 1956, the government formally designated May 5 as Children`s Day. The following year brought the proclamation of the Children's Charter, which stipulates basic responsibilities of the state, society and individual homes for the promotion of children's welfare.

To highlight the significance of the 50th Children's Day, which is hoped to mark an occasion to redouble the nation's effort to ensure the health growth of our children, the Ministry of Communications is issuing this commemorative postage stamp.