The story of King Sejong can be enjoyed through educational programs and exhibitions organized by the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts as of Jan. 11.
The “Hangul Gallery” portion of the program will feature the “Daily Calendar Exhibition” and will run from Jan.11 to Feb. 27. This exhibit highlights the artistic value of “Hangul” (or Korean language), organizers said. They added that the Daily Calendar Exhibition was designed to open the public’s eyes to the preciousness of each new day, which many people tend to take for granted. Each of the months on the calendar offers a “beautiful” design created with a collection of Korean words that best illustrate the relevant seasons.
The hands-on activities accompanying the exhibitions are also expected to incite excitement. The “Wish Tree for King Sejong,” for instance, will encourage visitors to create a “wish tree” by writing their New Year’s wish on a card. Organizers said the Wish Tree will serve as a great opportunity for every visitor to renew their ambitions for the New Year.
Visitors can also look forward to the “Well-Wishing Remarks in Hangul” event. This is scheduled for Jan. 16 and Jan. 30, as well as Feb. 3 and Feb. 4, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Participants will meet renowned calligraphy artist Lee Sang-hyeon.
Free educational programs for young children aged between 8 and 10 will also be available. The young participants will learn about the principles of Hangul related to their names, the creation of Hangul and the scientific excellence of the Korean language. This program will be available from Jan. 11 to Feb. 25, twice a day, from Tuesdays to Fridays, every week.