By Rocío Rivas
South Korea – Civic fervor transcends national borders and was also present in South Korea, at two commemorative events: one exclusive for compatriots and another public, for residents in Seoul.
The first of them, made his own 15 September at the Embassy of El Salvador, where the Salvadoran community sang the national anthem, recited the prayer to the flag, tasted typical dishes and received some small gifts with handicrafts.
The second, was the participation in the ninth Latin American Festival held on 17 September at Seongbukcheon Fountain Square, Seoul.
The Association of Salvadorans in South Korea, with the support of the Embassy of El Salvador, unveiled to the thousands of attendees, part of Salvadoran gastronomy.
With a lot of entusiasm, the compatriots prepared bean pupusas with cheese, crazy corn and iced coffee.
This event, returned after almost three years of absence due to the coronavirus pandemic, so the attendance was massive.
The Ambassadors of El Salvador, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela inaugurated the event.
After the ceremony, started latin music, traditional dances, the sale of handicrafts and typical Latin American dishes.
The 10 Percent of the funds raised from the entire festival will be dedicated to charitable support works for multicultural families living in Korea..
The rest of the funds obtained by the Salvadoran community will be dedicated to support Salvadorans.
Among the solidarity activities carried out by AsociaCorea are a Christmas party and donations for babies and children living in Izalco in December 2021 and donations to support the education of girls and adolescents in El Salvador together with the program “Make your dreams” made in may 2022.