Title : POSTAGE STAMP IN COMMEMORATION OF THE 60th CHILDREN DAY
Stamp Serial#
1251 
KPC#
C-917 
MICHEL#
1276 
StanGib#
1513 
Scott#
1290 
Date of Issue
05/05/1982 
Quantity
4,000,000 
Denomination
60 won 
Design
A Part of Music of the Song for Children's Day and Rose of Sharon 
Designer
Chun Hee-han 
Image Area
33mm*23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5Ąż5 
Paper
White
Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of korea 
Description
May 5, 1982 marks the 60th Children's Day.

The children's movement in Korea dates back to March, 1923, when Bang Chung-hwan and other grown-ups set up "Saekdong-hoe", the first organization set up to promote the good of children. Coining and popularizing a new respectable word for children "uh-rin-ee", the organization did great pioneering work by designating the first of May as Children's Day, and observing it with various programs designed to enlighten the public on the importance of children as the nation's future successors, to help raise their status both inside and outside the home, and to foster national spirit in them.

The observance of Children's Day, which had been spreading throughout the whole country, was suspended by the Japanese colonical authorities, but was resumed after the Liberation. In 1946, May 5 was officially designated as Children's Day. The government followed up in 1957 with the establishment of the Children's Charter to be observed by the state, the community and the individual homes.

On this occasion of the 60th Children's Day, "Saesak-hoe", Korea is preparing to hold a photographic exhibition under the theme of "Papa and Child"; events will also be held in Japan and the United States.

The Ministry of Communications issues this stamp in commemoration of the delightful occasion of the 60th Children's Day and joins with all the grown-up people in wishing our children a happy future.