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[Korea] 2012 World Intangible Culture Festival

  • Date10/11/2012
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Photo credit: ICCN World Intangible Culture Festival Organizing Committee

The 2012 ICCN World Intangible Culture Festival will take place from October 19th to 28th at Imyeonggwan Guesthouse, Dano Culture Center, and the old Myeongju Elementary School site in Gangwon-do Gangneung.

This international festival, held by the Inter-City Intangible Cultural Cooperation (ICCN), aims to promote and protect the worldwide conservation mankind’s intangible cultural heritage such as traditional festivals, oral traditions, oral epics, customs, ways of life, traditional crafts, etc.

Over 100 teams from 29 cities in 23 different countries will participate in the festival bringing you rare and quality performances from home and abroad including 14 of the UNESCO registered intangible cultural heritages as the Tango of Argentina, the Verbuňk dance of the Czech Republic, and the Bećarac singing and playing from Eastern Croatia. There will also be a wide selection of events including hands-on experience programs, exhibitions and international conferences.

Admission tickets cost 10,000 won and 5,000 won for adults and children respectively. For a purchase of an admission ticket, a gift certificate worth half the price of the ticket will be provided. The said gift ticket is can be used at any store within the festival venue.

Another landmark celebration that will be held simultaneously with the ICCN festival is the 2012 Gangneung Coffee Festival. Visit Gangneung now and enjoy two fabulous festivals in Korea!

More info

< 2012 ICCN Festival in Gangneung >
☞ Venue: Imyeonggwan Guesthouse site, Dano Culture Center, and old Myeongju Elementary School site areas (Gangwon-do, Gangneung-si)
☞ Period: October 19-28, 2012
☞ Admission: Adults 10,000 won / Children 5,000 won
※ 20% discount for groups
※ Season tickets: Adults 15,000 won / Children 10,000 won
☞ Ticket reservations: walk-in purchase / online reservation at Ticket Link (Korean)
☞ Inquiries: +82-33-640-4910 (Korean, English)
☞ Homepage: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

< 2012 Gangneung Coffee Festival >
☞ Venue: Major areas in Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do (Gyeongpodae Pavilion, Jumunjin Beach, Jeongdongjin, etc.)
☞ Period: October 19-28, 2012
☞ Inquiries: +82-33-647-6801 (Korean, English)
☞ Homepage: (Korean)
☞ 1330 TT call: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Courtesy of: ICCN World Intangible Culture Festival Organizing Committee