City of Los Angeles designates September 17 as ‘Squid Game Day’

To commemorate Netflix’s most popular Korean drama series, the city of Los Angeles has designated Sep. 17 as “Squid Game Day.”

Korean American congressman John Lee announced on Wednesday that the city council passed the resolution to commemorate the show’s influence on increasing representation of Asian communities in the United States’ entertainment industry.

The resolution stated that “Squid Game” made history “by becoming the first Korean and first foreign language series to be nominated at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, making history by bringing home three wins” and “in the fight to grow representation of the AAPI [Asian American Pacific Islander] community in film and entertainment, exposing audiences to Korean culture and traditions while paving the way for other AAPI communities to also have their stories told.”

A declaration ceremony will be held on Friday by the Los Angeles city government in front of Los Angeles City Hall. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, director Hwang Dong-hyuk, actors Lee Jung-jae and Kim Ji-yeon and the CEO of Siren Pictures are expected to attend the event.

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“Squid Game” was released on Netflix worldwide on Sept. 17, 2021 and dominated the platform’s worldwide streaming charts at the time of its release. It became Netflix’s most watched series of all time and increased online posts in regards to Korean pop culture by a staggering 3,000 percent.


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