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[Korea] Gangneung Full Moon Rite on Feb 24

  • Date02/18/2013
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Photo credit: Gangneung City

The 2013 Gangneung Full Moon Rite will be held on February 24 near Namdaecheon Stream.

Starting with a local ritual, the festival will hold daljip burning*, a distinctive full moon celebratory program, as well as various performances including a percussion quartet and a mask play. Admission is free.

Meanwhile, the Full Moon Rite is a famous Jeongwol Daeboreum (Day of the first full moon; 15th day on the lunar calendar) celebration in Gangneung. Started in 1991, the festival has become one of the city’s major events.

* Daljip burning: Burning daljip (a heap of straw or twigs) is a symbolic custom of warding off misfortune and bringing good luck.

More info

< Gangneung Full Moon Rite 2013 >
Venue: Namdaecheon Stream area (Noam-dong Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do) / In front of Gangneung Dano Cultural Center (강릉단오문화관)
Date & Time: February 24, 2013 / 11:00 – 19:30
Admission: Free
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Courtesy of Gangneung City