Created: Sept. 6, 2014
Namsangol Hanok Village Chuseok Festival - Five Noblemen's Harvest Feast
|Address||28, Toegye-ro 34-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul|
|Date(s)||2014-09-08 ~ 2014-09-09|
In celebration of Chuseok, the Namsangol Hanok Village is hosting a Harvest Festival from September 8~9. Chuseok, also called Hangawi, is one of the most important traditional holidays in Korea. During Chuseok, Koreans gather with their families to preform ancestral rites, visit the graves of their ancestors, and feast on traditional Korean food. With Seoulites heading back to their hometowns, Seoul becomes uncharacteristically quiet during the holidays. Many stores and restaurants are closed on Chuseok day, but if you're in Seoul, most of the cities cultural attractions, including Namsangol Hanok Village, will remain open.
The Namsangol Hanok Village Harvest Feast will give visitors a chance to experience one Korea's most important traditions and festivities. The festivities include traditional Chuseok feasts to traditional games and performances, and also provide the opportunity for visitors to learn how to make traditional rice cakes.
Admission to the Hanok Village and performances are free. Traditional arts and craft classes classes (masks, bows, toys, fan) are from 5,000~7,000 won. Rice cake classes and a select number of special programs are free of charge.