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Samcheok Jeongwol Daeboreum Festival (삼척정월대보름제)
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  • Samcheok Jeongwol Daeboreum Festival (삼척정월대보름제)
  • Samcheok Jeongwol Daeboreum Festival (삼척정월대보름제)
  • Samcheok Jeongwol Daeboreum Festival (삼척정월대보름제)
  • Samcheok Jeongwol Daeboreum Festival (삼척정월대보름제)
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45, Expo-ro, Samcheok-si, Gangwon-do
강원도 삼척시 엑스포로 45
Expo Square
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Samcheok Full Moon Festival Organizing Committee / Samcheok Cultural Center

Samcheok Full Moon Festival is a festival that blends Gijuldaligi, a local Samcheok-si play, together with three ancestral rites for the gods of heaven, agriculture, and the sea.

The festival includes a range of traditional activities including fireworks, a celebration ceremony, gilnori (parade), pungmulnori (Korean drum performance and dance), burning daljip (bundle of twigs that is burned to bring good luck), local dialect contest, yutnori (traditional board game), ssireum (wrestling) and many more. The gijuldaligi (tug-of-war) contest has become a popular traditional activity, and is now held throughout the country.

The festival is held at Expo Square, not far from cultural tourism spots including the exhibition hall of caves, Jukseoru Pavilion, Haesindang Park, and Hwanseongul Cave.

* Giljuldarigi (gejuldarigi; ge means "crab")

In this version of tug-of-war, participants on the either side each hold on to smaller ropes linked to a thick rope, and pull the small strings that are linked to the thick strings. Participants are divided into two groups based on where they live in proximity to Osipcheon Stream, which through downtown Samcheok. The game’s legend said that the winning village areas would receive a prosperous year, a big catch, and have luck throughout the year.

[Ancestral Ritual Ceremony]
- Ritual for spirits of the mountains, land, heavens and sea

[Cultural Ceremony]
- Sulbinori, juldarigi (tug-of-war), etc.

[Traditional Play Event]
- Yutnori, burning daljip, one-legged fight, janggi (Korean chess), byulsingut, etc.

[Celebrating Ceremony]
- Gijuldarigi contest, Samcheok Jeongwol Daeboreum Singing Contest, etc.

※ Subject to change.
Admission/Participation Fees
From Dong Seoul Bus Terminal, take an express bus bound for Samcheok Bus Terminal.
Walk toward Samwon Tower, which is across the street from the bus terminal, and continue walking straight for 450m to arrive at Samcheok Expo Square.

Call the Korea Travel Hotline for assistance with directions.
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