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|The Gangneung Danoje Festival was designated a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2005 and is
Important Intangible Cultural Property No. 13 in Korea in 1967. The festival serves to preserve the folk culture of the Joseon Dynasty and has been a popular festival since 1975.
Danoje Festival includes rituals such as the Daegwallyeong Guksa Seonghwangje (a tribute to Monk Beomil, believed to protect Gangneung) and Yeongsinje (a deity greeting ritual). Folk performances, ssireum wrestling, swing riding, and tug-of-war competitions follow these rituals. During the Danoje Festival, visitors are also invited to participate in various events: watching a traditional wedding ceremony, making surichui rice cake, washing one's hair in iris-infused water, and drinking alcoholic beverages offered to the gods. There are also regional dialect contests and other cultural programs.
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|Brewing sake: May 22, 2015 (Friday)
History of seonghwangje: June 1, 2015 (Monday) at Great Mountains National History Castle
Enshrined Article: June 1, 2015 (Monday) at Hongje-dong Guardian Goddess Enshrining Temple
Youngsinje Festival: June 1, 2015 (Monday) at Hongje-dong Guardian Goddess Enshrining Temple
Youngsinje Festival Parade: June 18, 2015 (Thursday)
* Parade Course: Guardian Goddess Enshrining Temple → The house of Gyeongbang's wife→ City → Danojang Market
The Dano Festival Main Events: June 16, 2015 – June 23, 2015 (8 days)
|Admission fees: Free
* Separate participation fees may apply for experience programs.
1) From Dong Seoul Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus to Gangneung Bus Terminal.
* Bus info: 06:31-23:05 / 30 min intervals
2) From Seoul Express Bus Terminal, take an express bus to Gangneung Bus Terminal.
* Bus info: 06:00-23:30 / 20-30 min intervals
From Gangneung Intercity/Express Bus Terminal, take a taxi to the festival venue (Danojang, 단오장).
|www.danojefestival.or.kr (Korean, English)|