Have You Ever Visited Here? : The Representative Festivals in Korea
Believe it or not, there’re about 1,000 festivals in Korea. Among them, I’ll let you know the TOP 5 regional festivals. Each of them has distinct themes and special events, it may make your travel to Korea more rich!
Boryeong Mud Festival
“We invite you to the fantasy world of mud, Korea Boryeong Mud Festival.”
If Brazil has Rio Carnival and Oktoberfest in Germany, Korea has Boryeong Mud Festival. You can enjoy the romantic scenery of the sea and exciting passion throughout. Just as miraculous competitions bring excitement to sports, the passionate excitement embedded in the festival breathes life into the treadmill like repetitive life. The most exciting vacation lives in Boryeong Mud Festival!
Website : http://www.mudfestival.or.kr/
Hampyeong Butterfly Festival
It offers visitors the opportunity to get a closer look at ecology, in particular the region’s butterflies. A medley of butterfly-themed events and programs shed some lights on one of nature’s most beautiful and delicate creatures, all while providing fun for the whole family. In addition to numerous exhibition halls featuring butterflies, insects, and water plants, there is even a hands-on area where visitors can see and touch a variety of animals and plants! The festival is a great opportunity for children to learn about nature in a fun, interactive environment.
Hwacheon Sancheoneo(Mountain Trout) Ice Festival
The Hwacheon Sancheoneo (Mount Trout) Ice Festival will be taking place in Hwacheon in Gangwon-do. This virtually untouched region is known as the first area in Korea that freezes over in winter, and the river is covered with a thick layer of ice. You can try out ice fishing, and those who are feeling brave can try to catch mountain trout with their bare hands. As well as fun activities and performances, there is also an exhibition of ice sculptures that took 20 weeks to prepare. Also, It is possible to sample raw and grilled mountain trout, both of which are delicious.
Website : http://www.narafestival.com/01_icenara/
Jinju Namgang Yudeung Festival
Jinju Namgang Yudeung Festival originates from the lantern lighting custom used during the Jinjuseong Fortress Battle of the Imjinwaeran War (Japanese invasion, 1592) as a military strategy to prevent Japanese troops from wading the Namgang River. The highlights of the festival are the floating of lanterns carrying personal wishes of the citizens along the Namgang River, and the parade of lanterns created by the students themselves.
Website : http://www.yudeung.com/
Gimje Horizon Festival
The festival aims to show the importance of Korea’s farming culture, which is a foundation of the nation, with the theme of sky and land meeting at the horizon. Many dynamic and active programs are available for festival-goers to participate in before the golden horizon. During the festival, domestic and overseas visitors can take part in various hands-on programs feeling Korean farming culture. Events include kite-flying, rice-farming, catching grasshoppers, Korea Straw and Plants handicraft, making rice over an open fire, and other activities to entertain visitors.
Website : http://festival.gimje.go.kr/index.sko