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National Assembly Sharing Festival (국회동심한마당)

National Assembly Sharing Festival (국회동심한마당)

28650     2024-04-11

1 Uisadang-daero, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
+82-2-595-3325

The National Assembly Sharing Festival started in 2005 by the Pumassi Movement, aiming to revive the tradtional Korean concept of sharing and helping one another. The festival allows youth to meet with and experience adults working in the fields they dream of joining in the future. The festival is attended by over 100 facilities and groups, providing a wide range of experiences, performances, and fun activites for all visitors to enjoy for free.

Eumseong Pumba Festival (음성품바축제)

Eumseong Pumba Festival (음성품바축제)

14245     2024-04-11

28 Seolseonggongwon-gil, Eumseong-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do
+82-43-871-3402

Pumba was the word repeated in the songs of street singers, especially when Korea was once impoverished. They strolled around marketplaces or villages seeking food, money, or anything they could get. Pumba doesn’t have a specific meaning but is a language mechanism for keeping a rhythm. These days, the word pumba generally refers to gakseori, a type of performance by performers who do not beg for food or money, but simply sing at events or festivals for entertainment. The Pumba Festival is held in Eumseong every year to celebrate this important part of Korea's modern history.

Yongmunsan Wild Plants Festival (양평 용문산 산나물축제)

Yongmunsan Wild Plants Festival (양평 용문산 산나물축제)

9586     2024-04-11

656 Yongmunsan-ro, Yongmun-myeon, Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
+82-31-770-1072

Yangpyeong Yongmunsan Wild Plants Festival is held in the Yangpyeong area, famous for clean water and grand mountains. Wild herbs and vegetables harvested from Yongmunsan Mountain were recorded in Donggukyeojiji (Historical Records of the mid-Joseon dynasty) as being presented to the king as the best in the nation.

Jirisan Namwon Baraebong Snowflake Festival (지리산남원 바래봉 눈꽃축제)

Jirisan Namwon Baraebong Snowflake Festival (지리산남원 바래봉 눈꽃축제)

25548     2024-04-07

214, Baraebong-gil, Namwon-si, Jeonbuk-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-63-635-0301

Jirisan Namwon Baraebong Snowflake Festival is held in Herb Valley and the nearby Baraebong Peak area in Namwon-si, Jeollabuk-do. Organized by Unbong Aehyang Committee, the festival features a variety of winter activities including ice and snow sledding, making snowmen, snowball fights and more. Unbong Herb Valley boasts spectacular snow-covered fields due to its high altitude that keeps the snow from melting.

Jeonju Hanji Culture Festival (전주 한지문화축제)

Jeonju Hanji Culture Festival (전주 한지문화축제)

16843     2024-04-07

20, Hyeonmu 1-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeonbuk-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-63-271-2503

Jeonju Hanji Culture Festival was organized to promote the excellent qualities of hanji (traditional mulberry paper), and the artistic use of it. The festival also aims to become a global festival promoting Korean style to the world.

Walk with a King (전주 한옥마을 경기전 왕과의 산책)

Walk with a King (전주 한옥마을 경기전 왕과의 산책)

8857     2024-04-07

44, Taejo-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeonbuk-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-63-232-9938

Walk with a King is a special event held every Saturday evening from late spring to autumn. Limited to 100 people, the guided tour shows a special view of Gyeongggijeon Shrine at night, with entertainment and refreshments.

Jeonju Bibimbap Festival World Bibim Week ( 전주비빔밥축제 월드비빔위크)

Jeonju Bibimbap Festival World Bibim Week ( 전주비빔밥축제 월드비빔위크)

40210     2024-04-07

29-13, Gyeonggijeon-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeonbuk-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-63-231-8969

Bibimbap was one of the top three foods during the Joseon period and it is thought to be the most favorite Korean meal among foreigners. In particular, Jeonju bibimbap is considered one of the best foods in Korea. It is a nutritious and healthy food comprised of rice with bean sprouts, one of 10 famous foods in Jeonju. Jeonju's bibimbap is decorated with five colors and with five flavors that come from 30 different ingredients including ginkgo, pine nut, chestnut, walnut and fresh seasonal vegetables. It has a balanced nutrition, packed with carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals alike. It is considered the perfect food embracing the ancestor’s wisdom and scientific theory.

Jeonju is the center of Korea's delicious cuisine and its representative food is bibimbap. Jeonju Bibimbap Festival is held in the area around Jeonju Hanok Village and Korean Intangible Cultural Heritage Hall.

Jeonju Cultural Heritage Night Tour (전주문화재야행)

Jeonju Cultural Heritage Night Tour (전주문화재야행)

11471     2024-04-07

44, Taejo-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeonbuk-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-63-288-9937

Jeonju Cultural Heritage Night Tour focuses on preserving and remembering Korea’s heritages and the ancestors’ spirits. Jeonju features many historical sites from the Joseon dynasty and traditional culture. During Cultural Heritage Night, Jeonju will become more special and every visitor can enjoy the cultural heritages including intangible and tangible assets alike.

Jinan Red Ginseng Festival (진안홍삼축제)

Jinan Red Ginseng Festival (진안홍삼축제)

30398     2024-04-07

160, Maisan-ro, Jinan-gun, Jeonbuk-do
+82-63-430-2391~3

Jinan Red Ginseng Festival is held every October in the northern region of Maisan Mountain which has the title of being the only red ginseng special zone in Korea. With various red ginseng-related programs and cultural activities, visitors are sure to enjoy the festival with this energetic food. The festival also offers discounted prices on Jinan red ginseng for festival-goers.

Namwon Newly-appointed Governor’s Procession (남원 신관사또부임행차)

1199     2024-04-07

17, Yangrim-gil, Namwon-si, Jeonbuk-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-63-633-5353

Namwon Newly-appointed Governor’s Procession is a fusion performance about the parade for celebrating the appointment of Byeon Hak-do as Namwon governor in the story of Chunhyang, set in Gwanghalluwon Garden, one of Namwon’s representative cultural resources. The event connected to Gwanghalluwon Garden and the Chunhyang Theme Park takes place from April to October every year, giving various spectacles and activities to visitors. The parade starts from the Plaza of Love and ends at Gwanghalluwon Garden, where various shows such as Gisaeng Jeomgo, military processional music performance, Yukbang performance, and a fan dance by gisaeng (female entertainers) are performed. In addition, fun activities like experiencing the punishment of the Joseon dynasty, folk games, and a photo event are arranged for visitors. This performance has been designated as a Standing Cultural Tourism Program since 2008.