•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.
<Mokpo Maritime Cultural Festival 2013
: Area around Samhakdo Island
, in Mokpo-si, Jeollanam-do
: August 2 – 6, 2013 (09:00 22:00)
: Free ※ Admission to the seasonal fish market 2,000 won/ Fees may apply for some hands-on programs
Mokpo Maritime Cultural Festival http://www.mokpofestival.com
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