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Jindo Sea Parting Festival

This curious event occurs due to a once a year low tide, which causes a walkway to appear that offers passage from the mainland to an island offshore. Thousands of people flock here from all over the world to make the journey.


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Jongmyo Daeje (Royal Ancestral Memorial Rite of Joseon)

Homage is paid to the Royal Ancestors in this public (and packed) event. Traditional Korean dress is worn as performers chant their respects. So important is this ceremony that it has been given UNESCO heritage status.


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Dano Festival

One of the three most important Korean festivals, the Dano festival features dancing, sacred liquor, ceremonies, and mask performances. As with Jongmyo Daeje, this festival has UNESCO heritage status and is well worth going out of your way to see.


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Lotus Lantern Festival

This beautiful ceremony is held all over Korea in early May, when streets and courtyards are filled with colorful lanterns that flutter in the breeze during the day and are lit up at night. Seoul’s Jongno area has one of the most spectacular.


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