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[Korea] Gwangalli Eobang Festival 2013 Kicks off April 26

  • Date04/17/2013
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Photo credit: Suyeong-gu

The Gwangalli Eobang Festival 2013 is slated to be held at Gwangalli Beach in Suyeong-gu, Busan-si for 3 days from April 26-28.

Marking its 13th year this year, the Gwangalli Eobang Festival is all about the traditional fishing culture in the Suyeong-gu region. The festival was selected as one of the ‘2013 Culture Tourism Festivals of Korea’ by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism. There will be many fishing-related attractions and 37 different programs in five diverse fields. There will be spectacular events such as shows and performances, hands-on activities, exhibitions, drawing in the Eobang net and a traditional fishing scene called Jindueowha (a ceremony to wish for harvesting a ship full of fish) where lights from 32 fishing boats create a breath-taking view.

Other programs will include ‘Night Market’, ‘Catching Fish with Bare Hands’, ‘Making a Wishing Lantern’, and traditional performances. Admission to the festival is free of charge.

* "Eobang" was the name of the cooperative fishermen's union of the Suyeong region of Busan during the Joseon Dynasty.

More info

<Gwangalli Eobang Festival 2013>
Venue: Gwangalli Beach in Suyeong-gu Busan-si
Period: April 26-28, 2013
Admission: Free ※Fees may apply to participating in some experience programs.
☞ Homepage:
Gwangalli Eobang Festival: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Busan Culture Tour: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Busan Tourist Information Hotline: +82-51-441-3121 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian)
1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
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Tip. For international visitors, the festival provides interpretation services.
English, Chinese, and Japanese interpretation service is available at the information booth.

Courtesy of Suyeong-gu