Jeju Fire Festival

03.05 .2015 - 03.08.2015 The Jeongwol Daeboreum Field-Burning Festival, also known as the Jeju Fire Festival, has secured its position as one of the major festivals representing Jeju. It will light up Jeju with the theme: “Using fire to spread the message of hope out into space.”    Location Saebyeol Oreum (새별오름) area Homepage buriburi.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)  

Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival

03.20.2015 - 03.23.2015 Once a year at Jindo Island in Jeollanam-do, the sea mysteriously parts and visitors can walk through the sea from the main island to a smaller nearby island. This phenomenon is due to the difference between high and low tides, creating a 2.8-kilometer-long road measuring 40 meters in width. The Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival takes place at the same time as this phenomenon.   Programs * Main Programs 1) Miracle sea road walking experience 2) The sea road beacon light parade 3) Grandmother Ppong, Legendary Story of Grandmother Ppong reenactment * Hands-on Experience Programs 1) Travel Jindo Experience (Learning Jindo Arirang, Gukak, and Poetry Paintings) at Gagye hands-on experience booths 2) Jindogae Dog Experience (Searching for Jindogae Dog, various acrobatic performances) – at Gagye hands-on experience booths 3) Jindo Hongju Experience (Jindo traditional alcohol tasting) - at Gagye hands-on experience booths * Performance Events 1) Jindo Intangible Cultural Assets performance 2) International Festivals showcase 3) Celebration Night performance * Other Events 1) Haesangseonbak (Seaboat) parade 2) Haesangpungmul (Korean folk music tradition) boating 3) Go! Scoop Golden Abalone! - abalone catching experience Homepage Jindo-gun Office: eng.jindo.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) Jindo Miracle Sea Festival: miraclesea.jindo.go.kr (Korean only)

Mungyeong Traditional Chasabal Festival

05.01.2015 - 05.10 .2015 Mungyeong Traditional Chasabal (ceramic tea cup) Festival will be held in the area of Mugyeongsaejae in Gyeongsangbuk-do from May 2 to May 9, 2015. Marking its 17th year, the festival will have thematic events with a story about pottery makers throwing clay on the potter’s wheel.    Location Mungyeongsaejae Provincial Park area Admission/Participation Fees Admission: Adult - 5,000 won; Teen and Children - 3,000 won (Included with admission is one yeopjeon (coin) worth 2,000 won to use like cash at the festival venue.) Homepage www.sabal21.com (Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese)

Seoul Motor Show 2015

04.02.2015-04.12.2015 The Seoul Motor Show 2015 offers an excellent platform for the market entry. The leadingevent for the automotive industry in South Korea takes place every two years and is supported by KAMA (Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association) and by the importers association KAIDA (Korea Automobile Importers and Distributors Association) as well as by KAICA (Korea Auto Industries Coop. Association). Location Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX) Home Page http://www.motorshow.or.kr/main_eng.php  (Korean, English)  

Lotus Lantern Festival

05.15.2015 - 05.17.2015 The Lotus Lantern Festival is held every year on April 8th (lunar calendar) in honor of Buddha's Birth. The festival is preceded by hanging of lotus-shaped lanterns across Seoul for several weeks, and officially kicks off with lighting of the Jangeumdang, a large lantern that symbolizes Buddhism and Buddha's Birthday, at the Seoul Plaza Location Jogyesa Temple, Bongeunsa Temple Dongguk University areas Cheonggyecheon Stream areas Homgage www.llf.or.kr (Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese) *Copy rights reserved by YEON DEUNG HOE.