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Seongju Life Culture Festival (성주생명문화축제)
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  • Seongju Life Culture Festival (성주생명문화축제)
  • Seongju Life Culture Festival (성주생명문화축제)
  • Seongju Life Culture Festival (성주생명문화축제)
  • Seongju Life Culture Festival (성주생명문화축제)
  • Seongju Life Culture Festival (성주생명문화축제)
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3200, Seongju-ro, Seongju-eup, Seongju-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do
경상북도 성주군 성주읍 성주로 3200 (성주읍)
Seongbaksup (성밖숲) and nearby areas, Seongju-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do
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Sponsors / Management
Seongju-gun Festival Orginizing Committee /
Seongju Life Culture Festival will be held every year with the theme of “birth, life, and death.” Various cultural events will be held including reenacting the parade to bury the king’s umbilical cord, a traditional funeral, ancestral ceremonies, and more. Being the most famous city for the oriental melon in Korea, the festival will also showcase oriental melons, and a many dishes that use the fruit. Visitors can also try out gamju (sweet rice wine), the specialty of Seongju City.
[Day 1: Day of oriental melon]
Opening ceremony, music performances
Life celebration, torch lighting
Talent show
Presenting oriental melons to the king

[Day 2: Day of life]
Dance, play
Parade to bury king’s umbilical cord
Prenatal education music performance

[Day 3: Day of folk culture]
Gwageo (highest-level state examination to recruit ranking officials during the Goryeo and Joseon Dynasty)
Village party
Traditional wedding ceremony
Dance performance, play
Music performance

[Day 4: Day of patriotism]
Coming-of-age ceremony
Traditional funeral
Madanggeuk (traditional outdoor play)
Youth musical performances
Traditional games
※ Cancelled.
Age Limit
Open to all ages
From Seoul Nambu Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus to Seongju (성주).
*Bus schedule (Bus schedule): 10:08 12:00 14:00 15:00 16:45
From Seongju Bus Terminal (성주버스정류장), go left (Won Buddhism Seongju Temple, 원불교성주교당 is on the right side) for 400m.
When you see the stream, turn right and follow the stream for 550m.
The festival venue (Seongbaksup, 성밖숲) is on the left.
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