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.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.
Love, quantified: K-pop super fans keen on competitive goals, numeric milestones
(News Focus) Amid growing IPO rumblings, Big Hit shifts away from heavy reliance on BTS
BTS cements presence in world music scene with 4th Billboard win
'Parasite' jumps to No. 4 at North American box office after Oscar wins
Fake news another hurdle in tackling coronavirus in S. Korea