A Day Off for Democracy: Election Day in South Korea
Today is election day for Korea’s National Assembly, and it’s a national holiday so we get the day off from school. Watching the campaigns has been interesting–even though I don’t understand a word they are saying, they have still managed to annoy and entertain me. Every day we see trucks with banners on them go by, with someone in them yelling into a megaphone. Women stand on the street corners in matching outfits doing dances or chants, there are campaign posters all over town, and I’ve been handed flyers and business cards that I can’t read, promoting the election I can’t vote in.
Overall, it’s been an interesting experience. Luckily for you, I snapped some pictures with my ipod on my way to and from school for the past few days, capturing the ridiculousness. Please enjoy!