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[Korea] Bukchon Cultural Center Celebrates First Full Moon

[Photo credit: Seoul City Hall]

Bukchon Cultural Center located in Gyedong, Jongno-gu, Seoul-si will be celebrating Jeongwol Daeboreum (Day of the first full moon; 15th day on the lunar calendar) with special events on February 23, one day before the Jeongwol Daeboreum.

The special events entail making traditional kites, making bokjori*, drinking gwibalgisul**, and eating seasoned vegetables. There will also be several good luck wishing performances including gugak (Korean traditional music) concerts.

Admission is free, but separate fees may apply to participation in some activities.

* Bokjori: A bamboo strainer that is believed to separate good luck from bad luck. Bundles of bokjori are hung up on walls inside a house on Jeongwol Daeboreum.

** Gwibalgisul: Gwibalgisul is a combination of the following words: gwi (ears), balgi (clearing), sul (alcohol/liquor). Drinking gwibalgisul is a tradition of drinking cheongju, the cold, clear, strained rice wine, as a way of clearing the ears to hear only good news.

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< Bukchon Cultural Center Jeongwol Daeboreum Celebrations >
Venue: Bukchon Cultural Center (Jongno-gu, Seoul-si)
Date & Time: February 23, 2013 / 10:00–17:00
Admission: Free (Separate fees may apply to participation in some activities)
Homepage: http://bukchon.seoul.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Inquiries: Dasan Seoul Call Center +82-2-120 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Mongolian)
1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
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Courtesy of Seoul City Hall

Date
02/20/2013
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