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S. Korea to kick off Festive Korea in Hong Kong to promote Korean culture

All Headlines 18:45 August 30, 2016

SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will kick off a two-month festival in Hong Kong in October, showcasing K-pop music, Korean dishes and other cultural content to promote Korean culture, the foreign ministry said Tuesday.

The South Korean Consulate General in Hong Kong will host the sixth annual Festive Korea, a signature Korean culture festival in the Chinese island, from Oct. 5 to Nov. 27, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Teenage actress Kim Si-hyun has even been named as an honorary ambassador to promote the event, it said.

The festival will open with the Korean non-verbal stage act 'Jump' before featuring a variety of cultural events spanning from K-pop concerts and art exhibitions to a food fair and animation screening, all involving Korea.

The Mega K Music concert, scheduled for Nov. 4-5 in Hung Hom Coliseum, an indoor arena in Kowloon, will include performances of popular seven-member boy band INFINITE and five-member boy group B1A4, according to the ministry.

Consul General Kim Kwang-dong said, "The sixth Festive Korea is a symbol of South Korea-Hong Kong cultural exchanges which come at a time South Korea's place as a Korean culture center is being substantiated."

He pledged that all efforts will be poured into instilling Korean culture in the world through the cultural hub of Hong Kong.

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