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Festivals Calendar - October 2019

Art/Culture 18:12 October 01, 2019

SEOUL, Oct. 1 (Yonhap) -- The following are major cultural and tourist festivals scheduled to be held in South Korea in October.

* Imsil N Cheese Festival

When: Oct. 3-6

Where: Imsil Cheese Theme Park, Imsil Cheese Village, North Jeolla Province

Imsil N Cheese Festival is an experience-oriented tourist festival aimed at promoting Imsil's special cheese products.

The southern county of Imsil has been producing cheese as a local specialty and the festival capitalizes on it to galvanize the local economy and attract tourists from outside of the county.

For more information, call 063-643-3900 or visit www.imsilfestival.com.

This photo of Imsil N Cheese Festival is captured from the website of the Korea Tourism Organization. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

* Seoul Arirang Festival

When: Oct. 11-13

Where: Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul

This annual festival held every October in areas near Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul presents performances of the UNESCO-recognized traditional Korean tune, Arirang. The festival has gradually evolved since its inaugural edition in 2013 to encompass music, dance and visual elements of Arirang.

For more information, call 02-779-7805 or visit www.seoularirangfestival.com.

This photo of Seoul Arirang Festival is captured from the website of the Korea Tourism Organization. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

* Geumsan Insam (Ginseng) Festival

When: Sept. 27-Oct. 6

Where: Geumsan, South Chungcheong Province

Geumsan is famous for its high-quality ginseng. The Insam Festival, held every September since 1981, is a traditional cultural event in which villagers pray for a good harvest the following year. Programs include ginseng harvesting, performances of traditional arts and rituals, concerts, an international ginseng trade fair, a ginseng cooking competition and more.

For more information, call 041-750-4147 or visit www.insamfestival.co.kr.

This photo of Geumsan Insam (Ginseng) Festival is captured from the website of the Korea Tourism Organization. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

* Hanbok Culture Week

When: Oct. 2-6

Where: 11 major cities, including Seoul, Suwon, Daejeon, Jeonju, Daegu and Busan

This nascent annual festival features traditional Korean dress of hanbok. This year's festival, its second edition, includes a variety of events to experience and savor hanbok in 11 major cities in South Korea under the theme "Everyday As Hanbok, Hanbok As Everyday."

For more information, call 02-550-2513 or visit www.hanbokweek.com.


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