2013 Colorado Korea Day

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Colorado Korea Day was held on August 3rd, at the Infinity Park Event Center, in Glendale. The park is usually for private events but was opened to the public for this event.

Colorado Korea Day was held on August 3rd, at the Infinity Park Event Center, in Glendale. The park is usually for private events but was opened to the public for this event.

Colorado Korea Day is a day of celebration in remembrance of the first president of South Korea visit in Denver to request support from the world's leaders. That visit from the president was the beginning of Korea and America's relationship. The U.S. Congress officially decided that January 13th would be known as Korean American Day.
About 1,000 people came to Korean Day. “It's a great opportunity to show Korean culture.” said Jennifer Kim, chairman of Korean American Community Foundation Colorado (KACFC). The event held a Korean food trade show, Korean pop music (K-pop) contest/concert, and traditional performances. “The main goal is to make Korean food and Korean culture more known to the world, and bring cultures together.” told Jennifer Kim. K-pop has a great beat and is an excellent way to learn Korean. The highlight of the event was the U.S. and Korean K-pop contest/concert, where contestants sang or danced to win a chance to make an album in South Korea. The battle was fierce, but in the end Chloe Jeon, was the winner of the Grand Prize award.

Chloe Jeon is a 17 year old girl from Colorado Springs. Even though she had suffered from a cold she was still able to win. She was extremely surprised and happy to win such a big award. “It was a blessing.” said Chloe Jeon. She usually sings for her church band, but this was her first time performing in a competition.
The KACFC hopes that twice as many people will come next year, to Colorado Korean Day.