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Seoul Museum of History presents the Hangawi Festival to celebrate the Chuseok holiday
Title Seoul Museum of History presents the Hangawi Festival to celebrate the Chuseok holiday
Writer master Date 2017-09-29

Playing the turtle game and wishing to the full moon:

Seoul Museum of History presents the Hangawi Festival to celebrate the Chuseok holiday

 

Date: October 5 (Thursday), 12–4 p.m.

Venue: Plaza, Lobby, and Learning Room 1 on the first floor, Seoul Museum of History

 

The Seoul Museum of History presents the Hangawi Festival to celebrate Chuseok, Korea’s biggest holiday of the year, inviting families to come and enjoy the traditional festivities together. From noon until four in the afternoon, this free-of-charge event will be held, divided into three sections: Performance, Experience, and Play. The festival will be a great opportunity for families to visit the museum together and celebrate Korea’s harvest festival in a most entertaining way.

 

The Performance section plays host to Pyongyang Art Troupe, an artist collective from North Korea; geobuk nori (“turtle game”), a holiday activity to celebrate Chuseok; and a juggling show. The traditional folk game geobuk nori is especially popular among children, as they can don turtle costumes made with millet stalks to deliver wishes for a long healthy life and good crops. In the Experience section, visitors will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of hands-on activities such as making traditional crafts, face painting, playing the Korean traditional jangu drum, and learning to make traditional food like tteok (Korean rice cakes) and traditional snacks. In the Play section, visitors will have a fun and educational experience dressing up as the kings and queens of the Joseon Dynasty and making wishes to the full moon at the “Welcoming the Full Moon” photo wall.


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