Parks, museums, and other leisure facilities in Seoul will be celebrating Jeongwol Daeboreum (Day of the first full moon; January 15th on the lunar calendar) on February 24, 2013.
As part of the celebration, Namsangol Hanok Village will hold such Jeongwol Daeborum rituals as burning daljip*, drinking gwibalgisul**, and dancing ganggangsullae***. The Seoul Baekje Museum will hold gugak (Korean traditional music) concert featuring folk songs, while the National Palace Museum of Korea will away free bureom**** to the first 1,000 visitors starting 9:00 a.m. Meanwhile, the Dream Forest, Gwangnaru Bike Park, and Nanji Hangang Park (Nanji Camping Site) will hold various cultural programs.
* Daljip: Daljip refers to a heap of straw or twigs. Burning daljip is a symbolic practice of warding off misfortune and bringing good luck.
** Gwibalgisul: Gwibalgisul is a combination of the following words: gwi (ears), balgi (clearning), and sul (alcohol/liquor). Drinking gwibalgisul is a tradition or drinking cheongju, the cold, clear, strained rice wine, as a way of clearing the ears to hear only good news.
*** Ganggangsullae: Women’s circle dance.
**** Bureom: Different types of nuts such as peanuts, walnuts, pine nuts, chestnuts, and gingko nuts. A common tradition of Jeongwol Daeboreum is to crack a nut inside a mouth early in the morning so as to strengthen teeth and avoid allergies.
|Namsangol Hanok Village||
|Seoul Baekje Museum||Folk game||13:00-17:00|
|Gugak concert (folk songs, traditional instrument playing)||16:00-17:00
|The National Palace Museum of Korea||Bureom giveaway to the first 1,000 visitors||09:00-|
|Dream Forest Culture Squre||Pungmul by four different performing groups
Jeongwol Daeboreum customs
|Gwangnaru Bike Park||Jeongwol Daeboreum customs
|Nanji Hangang Park||Cheongsachorong (traditional lantern) making||10:00-12:00
Courtesy of Seoul city hall / Cultural Heritage Administration