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[Korea] 2013 Chuseok Holiday Events & Performances


•Photo Credit: PMC ProductionㆍNational Gugak Center

Chuseok, one of the biggest Korean holidays along with Seollal (January 1 on the lunar calendar), is just around the corner. Chuseok is celebrated annually on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. As a celebration of the good harvest, Koreans visit their ancestral hometowns to give thanks and to share a feast of traditional Korean food with family and relatives. This year, the holiday falls on September 19th; both of the days preceding (September 18th) and following (September 20th) Chuseok are also counted as holidays. The Chuseok holidays this year are followed by the weekend, thus making it a five-day holiday.

During the Chuseok holidays (September 18 to 22), there will a variety of traditional events taking place at major tourist attractions in Seoul. Several tourist spots where people can experience traditional aspects of Korea such as Deoksugung Palace, Namsangol Hanok Village, Korean Folk Village, and National Folk Museum of Korea, plan to host Chuseok-related events. Moreover, Korea’s major amusement parks including Lotte World, Seoul Land and Everland will also offer Chuseok events for visitors.

▲ Recommended Performances
Recommended Performances
Performance Venue & address Inquiries Schedule

Photo Credit: Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation
Traditional arts performance at Korea House
Korea House
10, Toegye-ro 36-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
+82-2-2266-9101~3
(Korean, English, Japanese)
Closed on Sep. 19

Photo Credit: National Gugak Center
Byeolbyeoryeonhui at National Gugak Center
National Gugak Center
2364, Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul
+82-2-580-3300 -> 9 (Korean, English) Closed on Sep. 18

Photo Credit: PMC Production
NANTA - Myeongdong
Myeongdong Nanta Theatre
26, Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
+82-2-739-8288
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Open all year round

Photo Credit: Yegam Inc.
Jump
Jump Seoul Theatre
1st floor, Kyunghyang Arthill, 3, Jeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
+82-2-722-3995
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Open all year round

Photo Credit: Chongdong Theater
Miso
Chongdong Theater
43, Jeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
+82-2-751-1500
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Open all year round

Photo Credit: Bibap
Bibap
Bibap Special Hall
2nd floor of Cine Core, 386, Samil-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul
+82-2-766-0815
(Korean, English)
Open all year round

Photo Credit: Fanta-Stick
Fanta-Stick
Fanta-Stick Seoul Theater
2nd floor of Kyunghyang Arthill, 3, Jeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
+82-2-6401-5959
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Open all year round

▲ Special Events at Major Tourist Spots in Seoul

Special Events at Major Tourist Spots in Seoul
Venue Event Period
Deoksugung Palace Traditional Korean music performance Sep. 19 (Thu), 20 (Fri)
15:00~16:00
Namsangol Hanok Village Traditional Korean musicㆍdanceㆍyeonhui performance Sep. 19 (Thu)
19:30
Traditional cultural performance & folk games Sep. 18 (Wed) ~ 20 (Fri)
11:00~17:00
Korean Folk Village Go to the related news article Sep. 7 (Sat) ~ 22 (Sun)
Cheonggye Plaza Korean folk games Sep. 18 (Wed) ~ 20 (Fri)
10:00~18:00
The National Museum of Korea Traditional music performance Sep. 20 (Fri) 15:00
Children’s Grand Park Korean folk games Sep. 18 (Wed) ~ 22 (Sun) 10:00~17:00
Lotte World Folk Museum Traditional music performance Sep. 21 (Sat)
15:00
(Chuseok Special) Traditional
cultural experience program
Sep. 19 (Thu) 14:00~17:00
Seoul Land Korean folk games Sep. 18 (Wed) ~ 22 (Sun) 10:00~20:00
Everland Traditional cultural performance & Korean folk games Sep. 18 (Wed) ~ 20 (Fri)
(TBA)
Tourist Information Center (TIC) at Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) Go to the related news article Sep. 16 (Mon) ~ 21 (Sat)

※Times subject to change depending on circumstances


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Tip.
The Korea in Motion Festival 2013, Korea’s representative performance tourism festival, is currently ongoing in Seoul. Explore the festival’s offering and take advantage of this opportunity to enjoy famous performances at discounted prices during the Chuseok season.
Catch Performances at the Korea In Motion Festival Sept. 1-30

Date 09/10/2013