[Photo Credit: Cultural Heritage Administration]
The Sungnyemun Gate Restoration Ceremony will be held at Sungnyemun Gate (Namdaemun Gate) in Jung-gu, Seoul-si and Gwanghwamun Square in Jongro-gu, Seoul-si on May 4 at 2:00 p.m.
The ceremony announces on both a domestic and international level the completion and celebration of the Sungnyemun Gate restoration. The restoration has taken five years and three months to complete. It will start with a ceremony to exorcise misfortune. The ceremony will also include traditional Korean performances, parades, and other performances.
“Koyuje” which announces the restoration of Sungnyemun Gate to ancestors, was carried out in a solemn ceremony at Jongmyo Shrine on May 1. Sungnyemun Gate will be open to the general public and free of admission following the ceremony.
Courtesy of Cultural Heritage Administration