September 17th Named as “Squid Game Day” in Los Angeles

Squid Game Day
Squid Game Day

City officials proclaimed September 17th as “Squid Game Day” in Los Angeles.

Squid Game was nominated for 14 Emmy Awards and is the first non-English language series to earn a nomination for Outstanding Drama Series. It was also the first Korean and first non-English language series to win a Screen Actors Guild Award. “Squid Game Day” is held to commemorate the influence of Squid Game, the highest-grossing Netflix series, and Korean films on American popular culture. It adds meaning in that it’s the first time that LA City Council has instituted a day to commemorate Korean works.

September 17th is the day the hit series was released. The announcement was made in a news briefing on the 10th with Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilman John Lee and members from the hit Netflix show gathering at City Hall.

Squid Game Day

The show helmer Hwang Dong Hyuk shared, “LA is a very special city for me. I studied, lived, learned and experienced so much here. And that time and experience gave a lot of inspiration to my work, including Squid Game.” He added, “It’s very meaningful to me and I’m so proud that September 17th, the day the series was introduced to the world via Netflix, has been declared the ‘Squid Game Day.'”

Lee Jung Jae said, “I’d like to thank the viewers who loved Squid Game and everyone who made this anniversary come true.”

“But most of all, today we are celebrating the reality that a story, led by a predominantly Korean cast and one that was told in the Korean language, has become one of the world’s most watched and well-known series,” Councilman John Lee commented.

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