Chuseok holiday has just begun in Korea! Chuseok is one of the largest and most widely celebrated holidays in South Korea. This holiday is a time of happiness and reconnecting as families gather, chat, and have great feasts. Chuseok is held on the 15th day of the 8th month on the lunar calendar, or the fall equinox. If you are here in Korea this weekend, there are some exclusive places you can visit!
1. Coex Aquarium hosts Chuseok event
Coex Aquarium is holding its “Follow moonlight, follow water” Chuseok event to commemorate the holidays this week, from Thursday to Sunday. As it is a Korean tradition to wish upon the full moon during Chuseok, a full moon display will be placed at the “Wish Place” zone in front of the Pirarucu tank at Amazonia World. A special underwater performance of Korean traditional games will replace the usual mermaid performance at Deep Blue Square at 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.
2. Everland’s ‘Blood City’ Halloween festival
Everland theme park is holding the latest edition of its zombie-themed Halloween festival “Blood City” until Nov. 17. Parts of the park will be decorated in a horror theme, with around 100 actors dressed like zombies, clowns, and other monsters. Performances will be available and various photo spots will be arranged, including at the recently unveiled “Raptor Ranger” attraction. Some of the most popular attractions, including T-Express, will get into the horror spirit as well.
3. Hongseong Namdanghang Port Jumbo Shrimp Festival
A variety of events are planned for visitors at this festival, such as digging for clams in the mudflats, traditional rites for a big catch of fish, fishing boat parades, singing contests and other hands-on activities. The hours are between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. The festival will be held until Sunday.
4. Pohang Steel Art Festival
The Pohang Steel Art Festival blends steel, art, and cultural activities throughout Pohang’s history including the story of Posco’s success in the steel industry through its “Finex” steelmaking process. The programs include opening and closing events, a steel art piece exhibition, performances, weekend busking and a film showing.
5. Daejeon Saturday Festival
The Daejeon Saturday Festival offers things to eat, see, enjoy and buy. It runs every Saturday until Oct. 5 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Attractions include Daejeon Jungang Market (open at night only during the festival), the Sky Road electronic dance music party, flea markets, street events, live deejays, outdoor clubs, and food trucks. The festival is open to visitors of all ages.
Source: The Korea Herald