TEHRAN, Oct. 04 (Press Shia) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a message congratulated Gaecheonjeol or South Korea National Foundation Day to his counterpart Park Geun-hye.

Pointing to Park Geun-hye’s recent trip to Iran on May 1, Rouhani hoped for the development of bilateral cooperation, and expansion of ties between the two countries.

Rouhani also wished for the health and success of South Korean nation.

On October 3, every year, the people of South Korea observe a very special occasion known as Gaecheonjeol which when translated means “the day the heavens open.” It is also popularly referred to as the National Foundation Day.

National Foundation Day is celebrated to commemorate the day Korea was founded by Dangun who is also known as Sandalwood King. That is why sandalwood incense sticks are burnt to worship the ‘god’ in homes and public places.