Friday, September 30, 2016

The 53rd Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival

Suwon's iconical traditional cultural festival, ‘Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival’, gets under way in October 2016 at Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, a World Heritage built to reflect King Jeongjo the Great’s (the 22nd monarch of the Joseon Dynasty) vision to create a strong nation in addition to his piety for his father.
With a variety of performances and activities including the royal procession of King Jeongjo the Great – regarded as the highlight of the Festival – as well as a reenactment of a Jinchanyeon (60th birthday event) for Hyegyeonggung Hong, and the Suwon Lantern of Love Festival which takes place along the beautiful Suwoncheon, ‘Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival’ will entertain the eyes and ears of both domestic and international visitors! 2016 autumn, enjoy a wide range of food and attractions in Suwon, a city where culture and art from our past meets the present, and experience life as it was during Joseon Dynasty.

  • Duration: October 7 (Fri) ~ October 9 (Sun), 2016
    ※ October 6 (Thu) Festival Eve event
  • Venue: Suwon Hwaseong Fortress area including the Hwaseong Haenggung Temporary Palace Plaza, Suwoncheon, Gukgung archery range 
  • Key programs: Opening Banquet, King Jeongjo royal procession, evening martial arts performance ‘Mumuhwapyeong’, Jinchanyeon for Hyegyeonggung Hong, Suwon Lantern of Love Festival etc.
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