Created: Jan. 10, 2015
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea has announced the 44 most representative festivals for 2015, divided into four categories.
The Premier Festivals category includes Gimje Horizon Festival, a festival that focuses on Korean farming culture, and Hwacheon Sancheoneo (Mountain Trout) Ice Festival, a famous winter festival. One of the nine festivals listed in the Top Festivals category is the 7080 Chungjang Recollection Festival. The Damyang Bamboo Festival is selected as one of the ten Outstanding Festivals, while the Wanju Wild Food Festival and Jeju Dodu Oraemul Festival are included as two of the 23 Up-and-coming Festivals.
<Korea’s Representative Festivals for 2015>
|Premier Festivals(2)||Gimje Horizon Festival, Hwacheon Sancheoneo (Mountain Trout) Ice Festival|
|Top Festivals(9)||7080 Chungjang Recollection Festival, Icheon Rice Cultural Festival, Jarasum International Jazz Festival, Ganggyeong Fermented Seafood Festival, Muju Firefly Festival, Gangjin Celadon Festival, Jindo Miracle Sea Festival, Mungyeong Traditional Chasabal Festival, Sancheong Medicinal Herb Festival|
|Outstanding Festivals(10)||Hyoseok Cultural Festival, Hansan Ramie Fabric Cultural Festival, Buyeo Seodong Lotus Festival, Sunchang Fermented Soybean Festival, Damyang Bamboo Festival, Goryeong Daegaya Experience Festival, Bonghwa Eun-Uh (Sweet Fish) Festival, The Great Battle of Hansan Festival, Masan Gagopa Chrysanthemum Festival, Jeju Fire Festival|
|Up-and-coming Festivals(23)||Hanseong Baekje Cultural Festival, Seongbuk Multicultural Food Festival, Dongnaeeupseong History Festival, Daegu Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Culture Festival, Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival, Gwangsan Woori Mil Festival, Hyo Culture Ppuri Festival, Yeoju Ogok Naru Festival, Chuncheon International Mime Festival, Goseong Myeongtae Festival, Goesan Red Pepper Festival, Chungju World Martial Arts Festival, Seosan Haemieupseong Fortress Festival, Geumgang Yeoul Festival, Hongseong Historical Person Festival, Wanju Wild Food Festival, Boseong Green Tea Festival, Mokpo Maritime Cultural Festival, Jeongnamjin Jangheung Water Festival, Yeongam Wangin Culture Festival, Pohang International Fireworks Festival, Silla Sori Festival – Emille, Jeju Dodu Oraemul Festival|
|* Festival dates and venues are subject to change|
Courtesy of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism