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    The 21st Re-enactment of the Traditional State Examination 2014

    Sunday, October 5th, 2014│10:30~17:00 / Venue_Gyeonghuigung Palace

    You are kindly invited to the 21st Re-enactment of the Traditional State Examination 2014

    The pillar of 500 years of Joseon Dynasty – the state examination of Joseon Dynasty

    The re-enactment of traditional statement examination of Joseon Dynasty is one of culture events in commemoration of the 600th anniversary of Seoul as the capital of the nation, which was first reenacted in 1994 and this year is the 21th year and now this is a representative cultural tourism product of Seoul.
    The state examination of Joseon Dynasty played a big role in strengthening royal authority and at the same time in changing the society focusing on ability other than blood, and also became a basis to support 500 years of Joseon Dynasty.
    The state examination of Joseon Dynasty is the system to appoint government officials through the fixed test, which is divided into Saengwonsi, Jinsasi, civil service examination, military service examination, general technical examination etc. There are regular examination that is carried out every three years and irregular examination that is carried out frequently if needed.
    For regular examination, the number of final successful candidates for civil service examination is 33 (Gab section 3, Eul section 7, Byeung section 23) and this system was legislated in ‘Gyeonggukdaejeon (the basic law books of Joseon Dynasty). For successful candidates, the Red Certificate was given through bangbangrye (a ceremony that the King granted a red certificate and flowers to successful candidates).

    Re-enactment of Traditional State Examination (Civil Service Examination)
    Time : 10:30 ~ 17:00 Venue: in front of Soongjeongjeon

    • 1. Candidates for civil service examination register names and enter to examination site
    • 2. The King enters to examination site with various outfitting and colorful flags
    • 3. When the King sits on the royal chair, civil and military officials and candidates for the examination bow down four times to extend the King every courtesy
    • 4. Posting subjects for Examination and Taking an Examination
      When the examiner suggests the subject for examination determined by the King, the candidates take an examination (Chinese poem)
    • 5. A ceremony that the King grants a Red Certificate and flowers to successful candidates who passed the examination
    • 6. A banquet that the King granted to bless the honor of the successful candidates
    • 7. Procession for successful passing
      Celebration event that successful candidates visit the examiners, seniors and relatives with flowers granted by the King in their hairs

    Experience Events

    • 1. Challenge! Golden bell for Children
      • – Children’s Chinese character quiz competition to select the quiz king wearing Korean traditional full dress
      • • Time: 13:30 ~ 14:30 / • Venue: in front of Soongjeongjeon
    • 2. Gyeonghuigung Deulchahwe
      • – The event that you can taste and learn about various kinds of traditional teas
      • • Time: 10:00 ~ 16:30 / • Venue: Plaza in front of Gyeonghuigung Palace
    • 3. Experience Field for military service examination
      • – The event that you can experience military service examination to select military officials such as archery, fencing etc
      • • Time :10:00 ~ 16:30 / • Venue : Plaza in front of Gyeonghuigung Palace
    • 4. Making a Mapae
      • – Making a Mapae, the symbol of royal secrete inspector by using Korean traditional paper
      • • Time: 10:00 ~ 16:30 / • Venue: Plaza in front of Gyeonghuigung Palace
    • 5. One day experience for royal secret inspector
      • – Royal secret inspector experience event for children
      • • Time: 10:00 ~ 16:30 / • Venue: Plaza in front of Gyeonghuigung Palace

    Performance Events

    • 1. Fusion Concert Sympathy 21
      • – Ensemble of improved music instruments and traditional percussion!
      • • Time : 13:00 ~ 13:30 / • Venue : Special stage in front of Soongjeong Gate
    • 2. Traditional Dance & Our Sound and Our Melody
      • – Performance of court dance and traditional folk song, and Pansori
      • • Time : 14:30 ~ 15:00 / • Venue : Special stage in front of Soongjeong Gate
    • 3. Samulnori with B-Boys
      • – Fantastic Feast of Samulnori Group and B-Boys!
      • • Time : 15:00 ~ 15:30 / • Venue : Special stage in front of Soongjeong Gate

    ♣ Transportation

    • – Subway(Line No.5)
    • Gwanghwamun Station, Exit No.7 / Seodaemun Station, Exit N0.4

    • – Bus
    • Blue Bus Nos.
    • 101,160,161,260,270,271,273,370,470,471,600,601,702,703,704,720,721
    • Green Bus No. 7019
    • Red Bus No.
    • 631,1002,9602,9701,9709,9710