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[Korea] Korea’s Most Representative Festivals in 2017

  • Date01/02/2017
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Photo: Andong Mask Dance Festival (left) / Jinju Namgang Yudeng Festival (right)

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has selected Gimje Horizon Festival, Mungyeong Traditional Chasabal Festival and Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival to be Korea’s premier festivals in 2017. It is the first time that Mungyeong Traditional Chasabal Festival is bestowed the ‘Premier Festival’ title.

In particular, three festivals including Boryeong Mud Festival, Andong Mask Dance Festival, and Jinju Namgang Yudeung Festival were conferred ‘Global Festival’ based on the high frequency of visits by international tourists in previous years.

Besides, a total of seven ‘Top Festivals’ were chosen including Gangjin Celadon Festival and Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival, as well as 10 ‘Outstanding Festivals’ including Buyeo Seodong Lotus Festival, Jeju Fire Festival. Last but not least, 21 festivals including Gangneung Coffee Festival and Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival were selected as ‘Up-and-Coming Festivals’ look forward to in 2017.

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☞ List of Korea’s Most Representative Festivals in 2017

- Global Festivals (3):
Boryeong Mud FestivalAndong Mask Dance FestivalJinju Namgang Yudeung Festival

- Premier Festivals (3):
Gimje Horizon Festival, Mungyeong Traditional Chasabal Festival, Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival

- Top Festivals (7):
Gangjin Celadon Festival, Damyang Bamboo Festival, Muju Firefly Festival, Sancheong Medicinal Herb Festival, Icheon Rice Cultural Festival, Jarasum International Jazz Festival, Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival

- Outstanding Festivals (10):
Ganggyeong Fermented Seafood Festival, Bonghwa Sweet Fish Festival, Buyeo Seodong Lotus Festival, Anseong Namsadang Baudeogi Festival, Wonju Dynamic Dancing Carnival, Jeongnamjin Jangheung Water Festival, Jeju Fire Festival, 7080 Chungjang Recollection Festival, Tongyeong the Great Battle of Hansan Festival, Pyeongchang Hyoseok Cultural Festival

- Up-and-Coming Festivals (21):
Goryeong Daegaya Experience Festival, Gochang Moyang Fortress Festival, Gwangalli Eobang Festival, Goesan Red Pepper Festival, Daegu Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Culture Festival, Hyo Culture Ppuri Festival, Boseong Green Tea Festival, Sunchang Gochujang Festival, Yeongam Wangin Culture Festival, Wanju Wild Food Festival, Ulsan Onggi Festival, Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival, Chuncheon International Mime Festival, Pohang International Fire & Lights Festival, Hanseong Baekje Cultural Festival, Seosan Haemieupseong Festival, Gangneung Coffee Festival, Miryang Arirang Festival, Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival, Siheung Gaetgol Festival, Jeongseon Arirang Festival

☞ Websites:
- Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
- Korea Tourism Organization (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, German, French, Spanish, Russian)
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Information courtesy of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism