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Korean dancers celebrate Women's Day

Women's Association members in Seoul mark 'meaningful' day

Korean dancers celebrate Women's Day
Women dancing on the street in Seoul celebrating International Women's Day
John Won, Seoul
Korea

March 9, 2011

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Dozens of women took to the street and danced for minutes to celebrate the International Women's Day. The Korean Women's Association United (KWAU) held flashmobs* with the theme of ‘Happy Women's Day’ yesterday at Myeong-dong, Gangnam and Sinchon in Seoul. The members of KWAU distributed leaflets on ‘Bread and Roses’, dancing to Dancing Queen sung by ABBA. According to KWAU, bread signifies the right to live and roses mean human rights. Kim Kyeong-hee, representative of KWAU, said: “We took to the street to celebrate the Women's Day with more people.” Some 10 members of the Korean Catholic Women's Community for a New World (KCWC) joined the flashmobs and danced together. Theodosia Park Young-og, president of KCWC said: “As a woman, I need to participate in this festival, which is very meaningful for women.” in addition, the KWAU held the 27th Korean Conference on Women to mark the women's day on March 7 in Seoul, with a campaign to send a message celebrating the day, “I love you, Thank you and Congratulations.” *flashmob: a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and sometimes seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment and/or satire KO13581.1644
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