Attractive festivals in Korea

Attractive festivals in Korea 3
Attractive festivals in Korea 3

Kimchi people and tourists from all over the world have flocked to beaches and rivers to admire fun festivals such as lantern festivals, mud baths…

1. Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival

In January every year, the frozen river surface in Hwacheon, Gangwon Province is the place where many strange and fun festivals take place.

Everyone participates in catching fish in the frozen river.

Just buy a salmon fishing rod, then find a hole in the ice that has been drilled and drop the fishing line to lure bait or you can directly catch it with your bare hands.

2. Chasabal Festival in Mungyeong

For centuries, Korean ceramics have been considered one of the best expressions of Korean artistic talent around the world.

3. Muju Firefly Festival

To protect firefly species, every June, people organize the Muju firefly festival.

Attractive festivals in Korea

The light of fireflies.

Visitors are also provided with documents introducing information about the life cycle, egg-laying and child-rearing characteristics of fireflies.

In addition, this festival also has other events such as salmon fishing and rafting that also give visitors the opportunity to experience nature.

4. Boryeong Mud Festival

With the longest coastline on the west coast of Korea, Daecheon Beach is home to an annual mud festival with many fun shows.

Attractive festivals in Korea

Mud festival 2013. Photo: CNN

This festival takes place in July, and also includes wrestling competitions, fireworks displays, mud sliding, hip hop dancing…

5. Andong International Mask Dance Festival

The international mask festival is held in Andong, the home of Korean Confucian culture.

6. Jinju Namgang Yungdeung Lantern Festival

The tradition of releasing lanterns on the Namgang River in Jinju was born when Japan invaded Korea in 1592. At this festival, visitors can participate in events such as hanging lanterns for good luck, visiting the world lantern exhibition

Attractive festivals in Korea

Colorful lantern festival.

In addition, visitors also have the opportunity to admire hundreds of paper lanterns of all shapes and sizes released on the Namgang River.

The festival takes place on the first weekend of October, people can write wishes and attach them to lamps for good luck.

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