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S. Korea to hold 1st Korean culture fete in Mexico City

All Headlines 10:09 December 02, 2016

MEXICO CITY, Dec. 1 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will open a two-day inaugural festival on Korean culture in Mexico City this week aimed at helping local people become more familiar with and enthusiastic about many aspects of South Korea and its culture, organizers said Thursday.

The festival, which will run from Saturday on streets in and around the Mexican capital's Zona Rosa, better known as the city's Koreatown, is being organized by the Mexico-based Korean Culture Center.

Supported by the South Korean Foreign Ministry and the Korean Culture and Information Service, the Korean Culture Center will team up with the Mexico City government to launch the event as a massive street festival.

Its opening ceremony will be held on the main stage between Hamburgo and Genova streets in the Zona Rosa at noon on Saturday, followed by performances of "samulnori," a Korean traditional percussion quartet, traditional dances, traditional martial arts taekwondo demonstrations, K-pop music and a piano concert.

During the festival, booths will be set up to help visitors understand Korean calligraphy, traditional Korean art, Korean foods, traditional Korean "hanbok" dress, traditional Korean "hanji" paper, the two-person strategy board game "baduk," and other Korean cultural items.

This image, released by the Mexico-based Korean Culture Center on Dec. 1, 2016, shows a poster about a two-day inaugural festival on Korean culture in Mexico City that will open on Dec. 3. (Yonhap)

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