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  • Gwangju shares New Year wishes at the U-Square Cultural Center


    The Gwangju 2015 Universiade Organizing Committee (GUOC) held an event for the local community to share the spirit of the New Year with the Universiade.

    On January 17, the GUOC invited 2 professional calligraphers to write New Year’s wishes and greetings for the U-Square Cultural Center visitors. The messages were customized for the individuals New Year’s wishes and resolutions, e.g., ‘No more stress and worries! Just have fun!’, ‘Cheers to a new year and happiness!’

    A local citizen, KIM Jung-hee (age 43) mentioned, “I truly appreciate the Gwangju Universiade Organizing Committee for arranging this event. I have always wanted my New Year’s wishes to be written so in such beautiful calligraphy. I will frame it and remember this event whenever I see it.”

    The GUOC also organized an event with Nuribi (the Gwangju Universiade mascot) playing ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ and handed out promotional leaflets and gifts.

    “The 2015 Universiade will be the first mega-sporting event held in Gwangju. Therefore, we appreciate the local community taking ownership of hosting the event and hope for their continued support.” said Park Hyun-jeong, head of public relations and media.

    For more information contact: Jiyoung Lee, Office of Press Secretary
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