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Everything You Need to Know About Ulsan

Festival Filled Weekend Ahead!


  • This weekend is the Ulsan International Music Festival, taking place at the Ulsan Culture Arts Center in Daldong. Marty already wrote an article about it here:


  • The Jinju Lantern Festival is also taking place this weekend. Commemorating the 70,000 Korean soldiers who held Jinju Fortress against impossible odds during the two Japanese invasions of the Imjin War (1592-1598), the city fills its river with silk lanterns. During the invasions, the Korean army floated lanterns in the river to prevent the Japanese from surprise night attacks. Today the lanterns are huge and colourful, and depict fantastic creatures, warriors, and scenes of traditional life.

Jinju Lantern Festival

Maskdance at Hahoe Traditional Village, near Andong


This is a great site to find out what festivals are taking place all around Korea (and there are a LOT of them!)