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2019 Global Promotion Festivals



Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival LINK

๐Ÿ“ทใ€ Photo: Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival ใ€‘

Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival is a winter event that revolves around sancheoneo (Masou salmon), ice and snow. Every year, the festival draws about 1 million visitors and it is considered to be the nationโ€™s largest and most popular winter festival due to the variety of programs and fun activities offered. The most popular programs include ice fishing, ice soccer, and ice sledding. Other fun events include creative sled making contest and raffle giveaway.

Period: January 5-27, 2019

Venue: 137, Sancheoneo-gil, Hwacheon-eup, Hwacheon-gun, Gangwon-do (๊ฐ•์›๋„ ํ™”์ฒœ๊ตฐ ํ™”์ฒœ์ ์‚ฐ์ฒœ์–ด๊ธธ 137)

Related column: Unique Winter Festival, Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival



Gimje Horizon Festival LINK

๐Ÿ“ทใ€ Photo: Gimje Horizon Festival ใ€‘

Gimje Horizon Festival highlights the beautiful natural environment of Gimje and the rice produced in the region. A region heavily centered on agriculture and rice production, Gimje offers a sight of expansive fields touching the sky over the horizon, hence the name of the festival. During the festival period, visitors can experience catching grasshoppers, harvesting rice, maneuvering a cart and other exciting agricultural-related hands-on activities.

Period: TBA

Venue: 442, Byeokgolje-ro, Buryang-myeon, Gimje-si, Jeollabuk-do (์ „๋ผ๋ถ๋„ ๊น€์ œ์‹œ ๋ถ€๋Ÿ‰๋ฉด ๋ฒฝ๊ณจ์ œ๋กœ 442)



Boryeong Mud Festival LINK

๐Ÿ“ทใ€ Photo: Boryeong Mud Festival ใ€‘

An internationally recognized summer festival in Korea, the Boryeong Mud Festival takes place annually atย Daecheon Beach, the largest beachย on the western coast. As the name suggests, the festival focuses on the use of mud with facilities including mud slides, a huge mud bath and many other mud-related programs for all visitors to enjoy!

Period: July 19-28, 2019

Venue: 123, Mud-ro, Boryeong-si, Chungcheongnam-do (์ถฉ์ฒญ๋‚จ๋„ ๋ณด๋ น์‹œ ๋จธ๋“œ๋กœ 123)



Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern) Festival LINK

๐Ÿ“ทใ€ Photo: Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern) Festival ใ€‘

Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern) Festival originates from lighting lanterns on the Namgang River during the Jinjuseong Fortress Battle of the Imjin War (1592-1598). The lanterns were originally lit by people inside the fortress as a way to communicate with their family members outside but were gradually seen as a form of honoring the men of merit who died during the war. The festival exhibits beautifully and uniquely designed lanterns and offers various hands on activities.

Period: October 2019 (Planned)

Venue: 626, Namgang-ro, Jinju-si, Gyeongsangnam-do (๊ฒฝ์ƒ๋‚จ๋„ ์ง„์ฃผ์‹œ ๋‚จ๊ฐ•๋กœ 626 ๋‚จ๊ฐ•)



Andong Mask Dance Festival LINK

๐Ÿ“ทใ€ Photo: Andong Mask Dance Festival ใ€‘

With the theme ofย talย (Korean traditional mask) and mask dancing, this is a unique cultural festival that has been introduced by many international broadcasting networks, including BBC and CNN. The festival provides a chance to learn traditional dance as well as watch mask dance performances from not only Korea but also from other countries around the world.

Period: Last week of September 2019 (Planned)

Venue: 239, Yuksa-ro, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do (๊ฒฝ์ƒ๋ถ๋„ ์•ˆ๋™์‹œ ์œก์‚ฌ๋กœ 239 ํƒˆ์ถค๊ณต์›)



2019 Premier Festivals



Muju Firefly Festival LINK

๐Ÿ“ทใ€ Photo: Muju Firefly Festival ใ€‘

Muju Firefly Festival is an environment-themed event that celebrates fireflies. Visitors to the festival will have a chance to participate in the nighttime exploration program to visit and observe the natural habitat of fireflies. A range of hands-on cultural activities also takes place during the festival period.

Period: August 31 - September 8, 2019

Venue: 326-17, Hanpungnu-ro, Muju-eup, Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do (์ „๋ผ๋ถ๋„ ๋ฌด์ฃผ๊ตฐ ๋ฌด์ฃผ์ ํ•œํ’๋ฃจ๋กœ 326-17)



Mungyeong Traditional Chasabal Festival LINK

๐Ÿ“ทใ€ Photo: Mungyeong Traditional Chasabal Festival ใ€‘

Mungyeong Traditional Chasabal Festival offers visitors an opportunity to gain a deeper appreciation for the unassuming beauty of chasabal (traditional tea bowls) made from sand soil. Tea and pottery-related hands-on programs are facilitated by local potters from the Mungyeong region.

Period: April 27 โ€“ May 6, 2019

Venue: 36, Saejae 2-gil, Mungyeong-eup, Mungyeong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do (๊ฒฝ์ƒ๋ถ๋„ ๋ฌธ๊ฒฝ์‹œ ๋ฌธ๊ฒฝ์ ์ƒˆ์žฌ2๊ธธ 36)



Sancheong Medicinal Herb Festival LINK

๐Ÿ“ทใ€ Photo: Sancheong Medicinal Herb Festival program (Credit: Medicinal Herb Festival Committee) ใ€‘

The home of UNESCO-designated medical encyclopedia Donguibogam, Sancheong is famous as a home to highly skilled doctors. In the past, before the development of modern medical technology, doctors relied on medical herbs and records on Doguibogam to treat patients. In appreciation of the medicinal herbs found in Jirisan Mountain, Sancheong Medicinal Herb Festival takes place every year, offering excellent opportunities for visitors eager to improve their health through natural remedies. Visitors will be exposed to a wide variety of Koreaโ€™s medicinal herbs and medical traditions. If you are interested in traditional remedies or staying healthy, this is a unique event not to be missed!

Period: September 27 โ€“ October 10, 2019

Venue: 22, Chinhwangyeong-ro 2605beon-gil, Geumseo-myeon, Sancheong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do (๊ฒฝ์ƒ๋‚จ๋„ ์‚ฐ์ฒญ๊ตฐ ๊ธˆ์„œ๋ฉด ์นœํ™˜๊ฒฝ๋กœ 2605๋ฒˆ๊ธธ 22)



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