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Jongmyo Daeje

This ancestral rite has been performed for over 500 years, earning it an UNESCO World Heritage listing. The spirits of former kings and queens, believed to reside in tablets at Jongmyo Shrine in Seoul, are honoured with elaborate bowing and food-offering rituals from massed ranks in colourful traditional costumes.

Date: 02 May 2021 - 02 May 2021
Venue: Jongmyo Jeongjeon Shrine, Jongno-gu.
Website: http://www.jongmyo.net
Cost:

Free.


Lotus Lantern Festival in Seoul

Over 100,000 lanterns illuminate the streets of Jong-ro in central Seoul to celebrate Buddha's birthday. Performances and other festivities take place outside Jogyesa Temple in Insa-dong, and a parade of glowing lanterns and floats takes place one evening.

Date: 14 May 2021 - 16 May 2021
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Jongno, particularly around Jogyesa Temple.
Website: http://www.llf.or.kr
Cost:

Free.


Rose Festival

Said to be the most beautiful festival held in Seoul, the highlight of this festival is the rose tunnel on the embankment of Jungnang Stream. Over 1 million roses from all over the world decorate the arches, under which you can take a romantic walk and snap selfies.

Date: 15 May 2021 - 30 May 2021
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Jungnangcheon

Boryeong Mud Festival

Two and a half hours south of Seoul, you can wallow in everything from therapeutic mud massage to mud-sliding at this spectacularly dirty and fun festival held each July on Daecheon Beach – the longest on Korea's West coast. The mud is rich in minerals and said to be good for the skin. Most participants will want to bring a swimsuit they won't care to ever wear again and plan on being covered in mud from head to toe.

Date: 23 July 2021 - 01 August 2021
Venue: Daecheon Beach, Seocheon-gun, Chungcheongnam-do.
Website: http://www.mudfestival.or.kr
Cost:

Free.


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