Monday, October 6, 2014

The 51th Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival

Celebrating its 51th anniversary this year, Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival is one of the largest culture and tourism festivals in Korea. It preserves the spirit of Hwaseong Fortress, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, and commemorates the filial affection and innovations of King Jeonjo, who built the fortress. Over the years, Suwon Hwaseong Festival has become established as a quintessential regional cultural festival that promotes the traditional culture and tourism of Suwon. This October, you are cordially invited to Suwon, where the culture and art of the past and present elegantly harmonized. All visitors can experience joyful and educational moment in Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival.

  • Date : 2014. 10. 7(Tue) ~ 2014. 10. 12(Sun)
  • Place : Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Area
  • Schedule

Place / DateOctober 7October 8October 9October 10October 11October 12




Haenggung PlazaKing Jeongjo and Queen Hyegyeongung Hong Candidate Contest
Opening Ceremonies
Flame Festival
International Sister
Cities Night

Nakseonyeon Ceremony
Suwon Arts Festival
World Ambassadors' Costume Festival

Creative Korean Music Company Seulgidung
<Musical Play>
Closing Ceremonies
Flame Festival
Sinpungnu24 Martial Arts (11:00~11:30, 15:00~15:30)24 Martial Arts (11:00~11:30)24 Martial Arts (10:00~10:30)
Tradition Jultagi
Jangyongyeong Royal Guards Ceremony
BongsudangHaenggung Concert with Stories
Queen Hyegyeonggung Hong's
60th Birthday Feast
King Jeongjo's Attendance at the Gwageo Official Examination Site
NaknamheonChinese Poem Contest
Hyo Seminar
Nakseonyeon Ceremony
 Experience of Hwaseong Fortress Construction
YuyeotaekWomen's Artifact Exhibition
Haenggung areaExperience of the Royal Court Culture
Public art Project ‘Muneungdowon’
‘about the Mystery of Haenggung Palace’
Yeonmudae (Changnyongmun)Martial Arts Performance
Hwaseong Fortress Flags Festival
Stadium - Jungdong IntersectionRevival of King Jeongjo's Royal Parade to His Father's Tomb and the Citizens' Parade
Yongyeon Pond (Banghwasuryu Pavilion)Moonlight Concert at Banghwasuryujeong Pavilion
Suwoncheon Picture Drawing Contest
Foundation's Film RoomIntriguing Historical Films
Hwaseong Fortress area  Small Fortress Concert
King Jeongjo's Fortress Stroll
Golden Bell Quiz with Teacher of History
Hwaseong Golden Bell Quiz with Teacher of History
SuwoncheonSuwon Lantern Festival
Hwaseong Haenggung Parking LotFood Culture & Beauty Festival
Yeonmudae Tungso Bawi ParkTungso Bawi Festival
DongjangdaeCalligraphy Competition

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Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and Hwaseong Haenggung(temporary palace) open up for free during The 51th Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival.

2014 International Association of Art Critics (AICA) Korean General Meeting to be held in October

The International Association of Art Critics (AICA) is the largest international art critiquing organization in the world with over 4,500 members across 63 countries, and holds annual general meetings and academic conferences in member countries. 
This year, the '2014 AICA Korean General Meeting' marks the 47th annual event, and the fourth ever international academic conference to be hosted by an Asian country which will provide the opportunity to enhance the status and reputation of Asian art critiquing.
The event, including the regular General Meeting and academic conference, will be held centered primarily in Suwon-si and events to allow participants to experience Korean regional culture will be offered. Also, AICA's board of directors' meeting will take place in the Seoul Hall of the National Museum of Contemporary Art.
The regular General Meeting, the finale of this event, will be held at the Ramada Plaza Suwon on the 14th of October where the next host country will be selected. Moreover, various issues and agendas regarding key projects of AICA will be put forward and voted on.
Meanwhile, over 150 domestic and international art critics are expected to attend the event and participate in the opportunity to exchange ideas on international art. 

2014 Banghwasuryujeong Moonlight Concert

As a standing concert set for its grand premiere this year, the Moonlight Concert will take place with the beautiful nightscape of Banghwa Suryujeong (northeast pavillion), part of World Heritage Site Suwon Hwaswong Fortress, serving as a backdrop.
Especially, the Concert brings together various musical genres with Korean classics to allow the audience enjoy tasteful music surrounded by the quiet Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and its antique atmosphere under the moonlight.

  • Time : September 13 (sat.), 20 (sat.), 27 (sat.), October 4 (sat.) at 20:00 / October 11 (sat.) at 21:00
  • Location : Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Banghwasuryujeong (Dongbuk Gangnu)   
  • Admission : Free