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    2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics Sacred Torch Relay Celebration Festival

    Seoul City invites the citizens of Seoul to the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics Sacred Torch Relay and Celebration Festival.

    The 2018 PyeongChang Olympics Sacred Torch Relay will be held from Jan. 13, 2018 until Jan. 16, 2018, for four days all across Seoul.

    Citizens will be able to witness the Sacred Torch Relay, back for the first time in 30 years after the 1988 Seoul Olympics, and we will also have a small sendoff group in order to showcase to the world the uniqueness of Seoul culture travel, such as Seoullo 7017, Bukchon Hanok Village, and Naksan Park of the Seoul City Wall. Seoul citizens are highly encouraged to participate and show their support.

    Each night at Gwanghwamun Square (Jan 13), Jamsil Sports Complex (Jan 14), National Museum of Korea (Jan 15) and Yeouido Hangang Park (Jan 16), the last person carrying the torch will light the temporary Olympic flame holder alongside the Flame Festival where citizens of Seoul and tourists will gather, so we would appreciate your attendance at the ceremonies.

    • ■ Overview of the Winter Olympics Sacred Torch Relay
      • ○ Time of Torch Relay Jan. 13 (Sat) ~ Jan. 16 (Tue), 2018 (4 days, 08:30-18:00)
      • ○ Number of Torch Runners approximately 600
      • ○ Route of Winter Olympics Sacred Torch Relay
        Route of Winter Olympics Sacred Torch Relay
        DatesMain Routes
        Day 1
        13 (Sat)
        Sangam DMC – Sinchon – Dongdaemun History and Culture Park – The War Memorial of Korea at Yongsan – Seoul Station – Gwanghwamun Square
        Day 2
        14 (Sun)
        Gwanghwamun– Daehangno – Heunginjimun – Jongno – Sinseol-dong – Wangsimni – Seoul Forest – Jamsil Sports Complex
        Day 3
        15 (Mon)
        Jamsil Sports Complex – Sinsa Station – Gangnam Station – Yangjae Station – Seoul Arts Center – National Museum of Korea
        Day 4
        16 (Tue)
        Seoul National Cemetery – Digital Complex – Mok-dong – National Assembly Boulevard – Yeungdeungpo-gu Office Station – Yeouido Hangang Park
    • ■ Hosting the Celebration Festival
      • ○ Date: Jan. 13 (Sat)~Jan. 16, 2018 (Tue), 17:30~19:00 (4 days)
      • ○ Venue: Gwanghwamun Square (13), Jamsil Sports Complex (14), National Museum of Korea (15), Yeouido Hangang Park (16)
      • ○ Host/Sponsor: PyeongChang Olympics Organizing Committee, Seoul Metropolitan Government / KT, Samsung, Coca Cola
      • ○ Content: Celebratory performance, key personnel welcome and congratulatory message, lighting of temporary Olympic flame holder and interview of lighter
      • ※ An Olympic Flame Festival where every night the last person carrying the torch lights the temporary Olympic flame holder and where local residents and the lighter of the day gather together and enjoy.

        Festival Schedule by Venue

        Festival Schedule by Venue
        VenueDateContents of Festival
        Gwanghwamun SquareJan. 13, 2018 (Sat)
        17:30~19:00
        – Management of royal carriage procession and sacred torch lighting team
        – Celebratory performances: Changmu Dance Company + Bulsechul, Percussion Group Tago, DJ Performance, B-boy performances
        – 5G Sacred Torch Lighting (use of autonomous bus, drones)
        – K-pop stars’ performances (B2B, Cosmic Girls)
        Jamsil Sports Complex (Hodori Plaza)Jan. 14, 2018 (Sun)
        17:30~19:00
        – Celebratory performances: Hwarang Art Pyrotechnics, Korean Arts Brass, DJ performance, B-boy performances, Daybreak band performance
        – Last lighter’s sacred torch performance
        National Museum of Korea
        (Garden of Lake Park)
        Jan. 15, 2018 (Mon) 17:30~19:00– Celebratory performances: Creative Group Mover, Second Moon (Band) + Kim Junsu, DJ performaces, B-boy performances
        – Last lighter’s sacred torch performance
        Yeouido Hangang Park (Folk Play Stage)Jan. 16, 2018 (Tue) 18:00~19:35– Celebratory performances: Lindenbaum Festival Orchestra, Creative Group NONI, DJ performances, B-boy performances
        – Last lighter’s sacred torch performance
        – Fireworks