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[Korea] Mokpo Maritime Cultural Festival 2013 starts August 2

•Photo Credit: Mokpo-City

The Mokpo Maritime Cultural Festival 2013 will take place at the area around Samhakdo Island, in Mokpo-si, Jeollanam-do from August 2 to 6, 2013.

Celebrating its 8th year, the festival aims to introduce Mokpo City’s maritime culture and history to audiences at home and abroad. This year, the festival’s most representative programs include gilnori* (road parade), pasi (seasonal fish market), a marine fireworks show, and a lamp exhibit of 1,897 kinds of fish (to commemorate Mokpo Port’s establishment in 1897). In addition, there will be a special exhibit on Mokpo maritime culture, a rock concert, dance performances, and water-themed hands-on activities.

Admission to the festival is free of charge. However, there will be a 2,000 won admission fee to the seasonal fish market.

*Gilnori – an opening parade consisting of street performances featuring Korean traditional music. At the Mokpo Maritime Cultural Festival, this is one of ceremonies to wish for a big catch.

More info

<Mokpo Maritime Cultural Festival 2013>

Venue: Area around Samhakdo Island, in Mokpo-si, Jeollanam-do
Period: August 2 – 6, 2013 (09:00 22:00)
Admission: Free ※ Admission to the seasonal fish market 2,000 won/ Fees may apply for some hands-on programs
Homepage:
    Mokpo Maritime Cultural Festival http://www.mokpofestival.com (Korean)
    Mokpo Cultural Tourism http://tour.mokpo.go.kr (Korean)
    Mokpo-City http://www.mokpo.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Inquiries: +82-61-270-8441 (Korean, English)
1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Courtesy of Mokpo-City

Date
07/30/2013
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