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[Korea] Ttangkkeut SunsetㆍSunrise Festival

  • Date12/26/2012
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Photo Credit: Haenam-gun office Culture and Tourism Division

The Ttangkkeut SunsetㆍSunrise Festival is set to take place at Ttangkkeut Village in Jeollanam-do Province for two days, starting on New Year’s Eve and ending on New Year’s Day.

Marking its 17th year, the festival will present a series of programs in celebration of the year’s end and another year’s beginning. The celebration will begin on December 31st with a celebratory concert, followed by beacon tower lighting, traditional dance performance, lantern flying, and fireworks. The celebration will continue on January 1st with a gong ceremony, followed by tteokguk (rice cake soup) eating and postcard writing.

Meanwhile, Ttangkkeut Village in Haenam located on the southernmost tip of the Korean Peninsula is a site where both the sunrise and the sunset can be viewed in one place. Its last sunset of 2012 is expected at 5:33 p.m., and the first sunrise of 2013 at 7:39 a.m.

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< Ttangkkeut SunsetㆍSunrise Festival 2013 >
☞ Venue: Ttangkkeut Village (Songji-myeon Haenam-gun, Jeollanam-do)
☞ Period: December 31, 2012 (16:00) – January1, 2013 (08:30)
☞ Homepage:
Haenam Culture & Tourism (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Ttangkkeut SunsetㆍSunrise Festival (Korean)
☞ Inquiries: +82-61-530-5919 (Korean)
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
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Courtesy of Haenam-gun