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[Korea] Seoul Leisure Facilities celebrate First Full Moon

Parks, museums, and other leisure facilities in Seoul will be celebrating Jeongwol Daeboreum (Day of the first full moon; January 15th on the lunar calendar) on February 24, 2013.

As part of the celebration, Namsangol Hanok Village will hold such Jeongwol Daeborum rituals as burning daljip*, drinking gwibalgisul**, and dancing ganggangsullae***. The Seoul Baekje Museum will hold gugak (Korean traditional music) concert featuring folk songs, while the National Palace Museum of Korea will away free bureom**** to the first 1,000 visitors starting 9:00 a.m. Meanwhile, the Dream Forest, Gwangnaru Bike Park, and Nanji Hangang Park (Nanji Camping Site) will hold various cultural programs.

* Daljip: Daljip refers to a heap of straw or twigs. Burning daljip is a symbolic practice of warding off misfortune and bringing good luck.
** Gwibalgisul: Gwibalgisul is a combination of the following words: gwi (ears), balgi (clearning), and sul (alcohol/liquor). Drinking gwibalgisul is a tradition or drinking cheongju, the cold, clear, strained rice wine, as a way of clearing the ears to hear only good news.
*** Ganggangsullae: Women’s circle dance.
**** Bureom: Different types of nuts such as peanuts, walnuts, pine nuts, chestnuts, and gingko nuts. A common tradition of Jeongwol Daeboreum is to crack a nut inside a mouth early in the morning so as to strengthen teeth and avoid allergies.

More info

< Free Jeongwol Daeboreum Events in Downtown Seoul >
Date: February 24, 2013
Admission: Free
Schedule
Venue Program Time
Namsangol Hanok Village

Jeongwol Daeboreum customs
Folk games
Pungmul (farmers quartet)

11:00-20:00
Seoul Baekje Museum Folk game 13:00-17:00
Gugak concert (folk songs, traditional instrument playing) 16:00-17:00
The National Palace Museum of Korea Bureom giveaway to the first 1,000 visitors 09:00-
Dream Forest Culture Squre Pungmul by four different performing groups
Jeongwol Daeboreum customs  
15:00-19:00
Gwangnaru Bike Park Jeongwol Daeboreum customs
Folk games
14:00-15:30
Nanji Hangang Park Cheongsachorong (traditional lantern) making 10:00-12:00

※ Programs are subject to change

Homepage:
Seoul Metropolitan Government: www.seoul.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Namsangol Hanok Village: http://hanokmaeul.seoul.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
The National Palace Museum of Korea: www.gogung.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Seoul Baekje Museum: http://baekjemuseum.seoul.go.kr (Korean, English)
Hangang Project Headquarters: http://hangang.seoul.go.kr (Korean, English)
Dream Forest: http://dreamforest.seoul.go.kr (Korean)

Inquiries:
Seoul Dasan Call Center: +82-2-120 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Mongolian)
The National Palace Museum of Korea: +82-2-3701-7500 (Korean, English) ※ Press 9 for foreign language service
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
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Courtesy of Seoul city hall / Cultural Heritage Administration

Date
02/22/2013
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