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Hyoseok Cultural Festival (평창효석문화제)

Hyoseok Cultural Festival (평창효석문화제)

38903     2022-10-17

157, Ihyoseok-gil, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-10-5369-2574

Hyoseok Cultural Festival is held to commemorate Korean writer Lee Hyo-seok and his popular novel "When Buckwheat Flowers Bloom," which mainly takes place in Bongpyeong. The festival offers diverse programs inspired by the book, allowing visitors to explore the author's work as well as the beauty of Bongpyeong with its buckwheat flowers in full bloom. Visitors can also get to know more about the author by visiting the Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village and the Lee Hyo-seok Memorial Hall located near the festival venue.

Masan Chrysanthemum Festival (마산국화축제)

Masan Chrysanthemum Festival (마산국화축제)

39333     2022-10-17

180, Haean-daero, Masanhappo-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-55-225-2341

Since its inception in 1961, chrysanthemum farming in Changwon (formerly Masan) has proliferated, accounting for 13% of chrysanthemum farming nationwide. Changwon suits the requirements with rich soil, warm temperature, and cutting-edge technology for growing chrysanthemums. Masan Chrysanthemum Festival has been held since 2000 to promote the excellence of Changwon's chrysanthemums and boost the market.

Gyeryong World Military Culture Expo (계룡세계군문화엑스포)

Gyeryong World Military Culture Expo (계룡세계군문화엑스포)

18978     2022-10-17

16, Jeongjang-ri, Gyeryong-si, Chungcheongnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-42-840-3907

The Gyeryong World Military Culture Expo is held in Gyeryong-si, Chungcheongnam-do where all three branches of the Korean military are located. What started as a festival to celebrate Korea's national military service members in 2007 has expanded to celebrate the military culture of various countries around the world. The expo aims to promote peace by understanding international military culture, while also looking at the technical aspects of the military for future leaders. Visitors can also enjoy many military band performances and other fun programs.

World Human Rights Cities Forum (세계인권도시포럼)

World Human Rights Cities Forum (세계인권도시포럼)

0     2022-10-14

30, Sangmunuri-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-62-226-2734

The World Human Rights Cities Forum (WHRCF) is held as an annual event in Gwangju, Republic of Korea, to realize the vision of becoming a human rights city since 2011. The Forum has become a gathering place to share the spirit of justice and community, the same values under which the citizens of Gwangju resisted the ruthless oppression of the then-military regime in May 1980. Within the WHRCF participants exchange experiences on challenges and achieved success in human rights especially at the local level while expanding their own scope of understanding. Now, the Forum has become a major human rights event and distinctive platform for sharing and networking amongst human rights cities, human rights organizations, activists, and miscellaneous stakeholders in the area of human rights. (Source: World Human Rights Cities Forum website)

Gwangju Chungjang World Festival of Memories (광주 추억의 충장축제)

Gwangju Chungjang World Festival of Memories (광주 추억의 충장축제)

0     2022-10-14

41, Geumnamno 1(il)-ga, Dong-gu, Gwangju
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-62-233-1007

This audition festival takes place in the city of culture and art, Gwangju, and has a grand prize of 1 million won. For approximately ten days, the festival is hosted in the areas of 5.18 Democracy Square and Asia Culture Center. There are also free zone stages all throughout Gwangju for street performances.

Namdo Food Festival (남도음식문화큰잔치)

Namdo Food Festival (남도음식문화큰잔치)

29200     2022-10-14

1, Bangnamhoe-gil, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-61-286-5771

Namdo Food Festival is held in the area of Gangjinman Bay Ecology Park. This festival also has a food exhibition hall that includes a variety of representative food in Namdo, and an event offering various healthy foods. Other events include parades, food contests, sampling, agricultural products sales market, a food ingredients hall, a food market, and cultural art performances to entertain visitors.

Seoul International Music Festival (SIMF) (서울국제음악제)

Seoul International Music Festival (SIMF) (서울국제음악제)

13557     2022-10-14

2406, Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-583-4181

Seoul International Music Festival (SIMF) brings world-renowned groups and performers to share classical music at its finest. The festival also aims to open the world of classical music to those less fortunate through ticket giveaway events.

Gochang Moyang Fortress Festival (고창모양성제)

16308     2022-10-14

1, Moyangseong-ro, Gochang-gun, Jeollabuk-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-63-560-2949

Gochang Moyang Fortress Festival has been held since 1973 to inspire admiration for the ancestors who made great efforts in building the fortress, develop local culture, and encourage love and pride for Gochang residents. Main events include a celebration and memorial ceremony, with additional events ranging from a pansori performance and farming music to folk games and archery. Many people participate in the Dapseongdori event, where participants carry a rock on top of their heads and walk around the fortress three times. Doing this is said to cure all illnesses, grant a long and healthy life, and allow one into heaven.

Seoul International Dance Festival (서울세계무용축제)

Seoul International Dance Festival (서울세계무용축제)

30716     2022-10-13

56, World Cup buk-ro 5-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

SIDance (Seoul International Dance Festival) is a regular international festival, hosted by the Seoul Section of CID-UNESCO. The festival took on the role as a pioneer in promoting international exchange among dancers around the globe. It aims to inspire creators and broaden their perspectives while offering unique and original performances to the audience. Today, the festival is acclaimed Korea's largest scale authentic international dance festival.

Busan International Short Film Festival (부산국제단편영화제)

Busan International Short Film Festival (부산국제단편영화제)

5254     2022-10-05

120, Suyeonggangbyeon-daero, Haeundae-gu, Busan
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-51-742-9600

The Busan International Short Film Festival started in the 1997 as Busan Short Film Festival and was renamed as Busan Asian Short Film Festival in 2000, expanding to include short movies from all across Asia. As time went on, the festival once again expanded its scope to include films from around the world and was renamed as Busan International Short Film Festival in 2010. The festival has laid a foundation for the development of Korean movies. It continues to stir up support and interest in short films, acting as a catalyst for the Korean short films industry.