Photo: Muju Firefly Festival
Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism announced the list of this year’s Cultural Tourism Festivals on December 31. 2018.
Total of 41 festivals have been chosen including 3 Premier Festivals of Muju Firefly Festival, Mungyeong Traditional Chasabal Festival, and Sancheong Medicinal Herb Festival, as well as 7 Best Festivals, 10 Excellent Festivals, and 21 Up-and-coming Festivals.
Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival, which kept the title of Premier Festival for 5 years in a row, was promoted to the title of Global Promotion Festival. With many international tourists visiting the festival, it will receive additional funds to upgrade the festival to a Global Festival.
Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism is planning to promote the 41 festivals by providing additional funds and adding more contents that international visitors can enjoy.