Participate Korea festivals in the first-half of the year

19/12/2018   263  5/5 trong 7 rates 
Participate Korea festivals in the first-half of the year
Despite South Korea’s rapid modernization, there are still plenty of ways to learn about the country’s rich history, colorful culture, and unique traditions.

 

From an internationally renowned mud festival to lesser-known gatherings that commemorate nature, food, historical events or the changing of the seasons, there’s never a lack of celebrations in this highly diverse country.

  • January - Mountain Trout Ice Festival

    January - Mountain Trout Ice Festival January - Mountain Trout Ice Festival

    Each year, approximately 1.53 million people flock to the sleepy town of Hwacheon in Gangwon Province to try their hand at ice fishing at the Mountain Trout Ice Festival. In addition to pole fishing, brave festival-goers can attempt to catch the famous mountain trout by hand in the town’s icy waters, which can then be cooked on-site and enjoyed as a tasty meal. Other fun ice events include ice sculpture viewing, sleigh riding, ice soccer and a homemade sled race.

  • February - Taebaeksan Mountain Snow Festival

    February - Taebaeksan Mountain Snow FestivalFebruary - Taebaeksan Mountain Snow Festival

    Yet another festival that celebrates winter in Korea is the Taebaeksan Mountain Snow Festival, held in the national park of the same name. The biggest draw to this icy celebration is its large-scale snow sculptures. Other highlights include the Taebaeksan Mountain Snowflake Hiking Competition, snow sliding, and the Igloo Café, where visitors can enjoy a cup of hot chocolate inside a giant igloo.

  • March - Jindo Sea Parting Festival

    March - Jindo Sea Parting Festival March - Jindo Sea Parting Festival

    A few times a year, something amazing happens in the southwestern part of the country: the sea around Jindo in South Jeolla Province parts and visitors can walk along a narrow path through it to a nearby island. This phenomenon sometimes called the “Moses Miracle,” is caused by the tide, and is celebrated at the Jindo Sea-Parting Festival. In addition to experiencing this unique natural event, participants can also enjoy concerts, local cuisine and cultural performances.

  • April - Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival

    April - Jinhae Cherry Blossom FestivalApril - Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival

    While neighboring Japan may be more famous for its cherry blossoms, there are countless sites to witness their splendor in South Korea, too. The most famous of these is the Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival, spread across two popular locations – Yeojwacheon (Romance Bridge) and Gyeonghwa Station. At the former, couples gather to create their own K-drama-worthy moments, while the latter offers a spectacular show of cherry blossom “snow” as trains pass through the station.

  • May - Boseong Green Tea Festival

    May - Boseong Green Tea FestivalMay - Boseong Green Tea Festival

    As the birthplace of Korea’s commercial tea industry and the largest producer of tea in the country, the small town of Boseong unsurprisingly hosts an annual green tea festival. A few must-visit events, primarily held in the green tea fields of the town’s plantations, include picking tea leaves, making tea, and snacking on green tea snacks. Other programs include a tea exhibition, a giant tea ceremony, and various cultural performances.

  • June - Icheon Ceramic Festival

    June - Icheon Ceramic Festival June - Icheon Ceramic Festival

    At the Icheon Ceramic Festival, those interested in the arts can get a first-hand look at the city’s well-known ceramic-making culture. Visitors can meet ceramic masters and make their own pottery or learn different methods of drinking tea. Other events include ceramic exhibitions, sales, and performances.

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