goto content

  • sitemap
  • sign up
  • my page
  • visitkorea on Facebook
  • visitkorea on Twitter
  • visitkorea on YouTube
  • visitkorea on RSS

Korea Banner (Left)

Intangible Heritage of Humanity List print

Ganggangsullae; Singing and Dancing Under the Bright Full Moon (Designated 2009)

Under a bright full moon, dozens of young women gather in a circle, join hands and sing and dance all night under the directon of the lead singer.. The dance is usually performed around Seollal (Lunar New Years Days), Daeboreum (The first full moon of the new year of the lunar Korean calendar), Dano (the 5th day of the fifth month of the lunar Korean calendar) and Chuseok holiday (Korean Thanksgiving days) on the brightest night of the full moon.

The folk custom that was found in rice farming culture of the rural villiage holds a great value as an folk art in passing down the spirit of cooperation, fairness, friendship and a sense of community.

<Last updated on October 5, 2015>

Quick Menu Quick Menu