In the olden days, the first full moon of every lunar year was an important holiday in Korea. As farming was the primary industry in Korea, the First Full Moon Festival served to bring Korean farmers together to encourage each other by playing traditional games and sharing food. This tradition continues today and is held in many places around Korea. One of the festivals is held at the National Folk Museum of Korea, which is located right next to Gyeongbokgung Palace, a historic royal residence of the kings of the Joseon dynasty and a designated Historic Site . Many families and tourists gather here to enjoy the free booths set up during the festival and experience Korean traditional culture.
How to get there:
5 minutes’ walk from Exit 4, Anguk Station