The Seoul Metropolitan Government has announced the schedules of various cultural events to be held from May 1 to 15 at a number of locations in Hangang Park. A festival featuring diverse events and activities has also been prepared as part of the program to cater to foreign residents.
A special event will take place for children of multicultural families at grassy field at Nanji Hangang Park from 10 am to 4 pm on Children’s Day (May 5). Children with different languages and cultures and children from underprivileged areas in Seoul can take part in the event to experience diverse cultures, especially games enjoyed by children in different countries around the world. Additionally, a wide variety of other activities will also be conducted, including children’s medical checkups, family keychain making, a magic bubble show, face painting, and ‘make-a-wish’ fan-making. A world-map-making event will also be held as a teamwork game for children to learn the value of collaboration in creating a world map. If you have any inquiries or wish to participate in the events and activities, please contact the Migrant Health Association in Korea at (+82-2-3147-0516).
In addition, this year’s Foreigners’ Flea Market will take place at Seoraeseom on May 10. The flea market is designed to bring together foreign residents in the Seorae Village, Ichon, Itaewon, and Hannam districts near Banpo Hangang Park, where they will be able to experience diverse and unique foreign cultures. People who are interested in participating in the flea market can apply at the Seorae Global Village Center, Ichon Global Village Center, Itaewon/Hannam Global Village Center or Yeoksam Global Village Center, or via the festival website at (www.hangangfest.co.kr). For further information, please contact the festival secretariat at (+82-2-2605-9898, extension 103) or the Hangang Project Headquarters’ Culture and Tourism Division at (+82-2-3780-0799).