Korea’s Most Representative Festivals in 2017 - Korea Tourism Organization
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Korea’s Most Representative Festivals in 2017

Korea’s Most Representative Festivals

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has selected Gimje Horizon FestivalMungyeong Traditional Chasabal Festival and Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival to be Korea’s premier festivals in 2017. It is the first time that Mungyeong Traditional Chasabal Festival is bestowed the ‘Premier Festival’ title.

In particular, three festivals including Boryeong Mud FestivalAndong Mask Dance Festival, and Jinju Namgang Yudeung Festival were conferred ‘Global Festival’ based on the high frequency of visits by international tourists in previous years. 

Besides, a total of seven ‘Top Festivals’ were chosen including Gangjin Celadon Festival and Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival, as well as 10 ‘Outstanding Festivals’ including Buyeo Seodong Lotus FestivalJeju Fire Festival. Last but not least, 21 festivals including Gangneung Coffee Festival and Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival were selected as ‘Up-and-Coming Festivals’ look forward to in 2017. 


List of Korea’s Most Representative Festivals in 2017

- Global Festivals (3): 
Boryeong Mud FestivalAndong Mask Dance FestivalJinju Namgang Yudeung Festival 

- Premier Festivals (3): 
Gimje Horizon FestivalMungyeong Traditional Chasabal FestivalHwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival

- Top Festivals (7): 
Gangjin Celadon FestivalDamyang Bamboo FestivalMuju Firefly FestivalSancheong Medicinal Herb FestivalIcheon Rice Cultural Festival, Jarasum International Jazz FestivalJindo Miracle Sea Road Festival

- Outstanding Festivals (10): 
Ganggyeong Fermented Seafood FestivalBonghwa Sweet Fish FestivalBuyeo Seodong Lotus FestivalAnseong Namsadang Baudeogi FestivalWonju Dynamic Dancing CarnivalJeongnamjin Jangheung Water FestivalJeju Fire Festival7080 Chungjang Recollection FestivalTongyeong the Great Battle of Hansan FestivalPyeongchang Hyoseok Cultural Festival 

- Up-and-Coming Festivals (21):
Goryeong Daegaya Experience FestivalGochang Moyang Fortress FestivalGwangalli Eobang FestivalGoesan Red Pepper FestivalDaegu Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Culture FestivalDaejeon Root of Filial Piety FestivalBoseong Green Tea FestivalSunchang Fermented Soybean FestivalYeongam Wangin Culture FestivalWanju Wild Food FestivalUlsan Onggi FestivalIncheon Pentaport Rock FestivalChuncheon International Mime FestivalPohang International Fire & Lights FestivalHanseong Baekje Cultural FestivalSeosan Haemieupseong FestivalGangneung Coffee Festival, Miryang Daechu Festival, Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival, Siheung Gaetgol Festival, Jeongseon Arirang Festival

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