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21 Shops in Seoul Designated as Oraegagae

In the north-eastern region of Seoul, Seongbuk-gu, Dongdaemun-gu, and Seodong-gu, 21 shops have been identified as having important cultural relevance, which can include having over 30 years of history, owned by two generations or having master artisans.
1 December 2020

Events in Korea

Festivals provide a great insight into the culture, traditions, rituals and people of the country.

In South Korea, festivals celebrate seasonal milestones and give thanks, honour the country’s rich history and heritage and delight in the culinary flavours that abound.  Year-round there are so many festivals to choose from whether it’s wrestling in the mud, watching lanterns float or dancing under falling blossoms – there is something for everyone.

Jan / Gangwon-do

Pyeongchang Trout Festival

The Pyeongchang Trout Festival takes place during winter in the town of Jinbu-myeon in Pyeongchang-gun district. Visitors to the festival can enjoy a variety of winter activities including ice and lure fishing for trout, sledding, snow rafting or sleigh trains to name a few!

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March / Jeju-do

Jeju Fire Festival

Jeju Fire Festival celebrates Jeju’s farming culture where village fields would be burned between late winter and early spring in order to prepare the fields for a new harvest. The festival is still held to remember and celebrate this cultural practice.

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May / Jeollanam-do

Boseong Green Tea Festival

Boseong is considered the birthplace of the commercial tea industry and is the largest producer of tea in the country. At the Boseong Green Tea Festival, some of the most popular events are the hands-on programs such as picking tea leaves, making tea, and sampling green tea snacks.

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June / Chungcheongnam-do

Hansan Ramie Fabric Cultural Festival

Hansan Ramie Fabric Cultural Festival is an experiential event designed to learn about the excellence and historical value of UNESCO-recognized Hansan ramie fabric (Mosi), a traditional Korean natural fibre.

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July / Daegu

Daegu Chimac Festival

Daegu Chimac Festival celebrates what Koreans love to enjoy, chicken with beer, and takes place at Duryu Park in Dalseo-gu, Daegu.

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Sept / Gyeongsangnam-do

Sancheong Medicinal Herb Festival

The Sancheong Medicinal Herb Festival is the perfect event for people looking to maintain their health in today’s stressful world.

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Sept / Gangwon-do

Jeongseon Arirang Festival

Jeongseon Arirang Festival is an annual festival usually held in September in effort to preserve and develop ‘Jeongseon Arirang’ (a local folk song that has been handed down for generations), an intangible cultural heritage.

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Sept / Gyeonggi-do

Anseong Namsadang Baudeogi Festival

Anseong was the birthplace of namsadang (troupes of entertainers who travelled around the country during the Joseon era) and the hub of Korean art and culture. Namsadang Baudeogi Festival started to develop and continue the heritage of the artistic spirit of Baudeogi (Korea’s first popular entertainer).

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Oct / Jeollabuk-do

Jinan Red Ginseng Festival

Jinan Red Ginseng Festival is held 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.

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Oct / Incheon

Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival

Pentaport Rock Festival is a festival ardently supported by local rock fans and music fans worldwide. Fans are invited to rock hard and beat the summer heat with line-ups that feature popular bands from all over world.

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Events in Australia

The year 2021 marks the 60th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Australia and South Korea.

Strong friendships have been built between the two countries over the past 60 years and in celebration of this anniversary, the Korea Tourism Organization Sydney is organising a series of events for you to enjoy!

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