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  • “New Year’s Festival in Unhyeongung”, Feb.5-Feb.9

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    From February 5 to February 9, “New Year’s Festival in Unhyeongung” will be held in the Unhyeongung Palace, a former Korean royal residence located at 114-10 Unni-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea. The palace was also formerly the residence of Emperor Gojong, the 26th ruler of Korea during the Joseon Dynasty in the 19th century, as well as Prince Regent Daewon-gun. “New Year’s Festival in Unhyeongung” will celebrate New Year’s day (known in Korean as “Seollal”), which is the most special occasion for Korean people. The celebration will also be a time to pray for the well-being of all citizens and visitors throughout the year.

    The festival will include ▲ Performances with a variety of traditional Korean arts, ▲ “Lucky year 2016,” where people wish each other good luck for the New Year and ▲ Experience, where people can experience Korean traditional culture and make traditional crafts.

    ▶ Directions: Anguk Station on subway line No. 3, Exit 4,
          Jongno 3-ga Station on subway line No. 5, Exit 5
    ▶ Website: www.unhyeongung.or.kr
    ▶ Contact number: Unhyeongung Palace Management Office (02-766-9090)


    《New Year’s Festival in Unhyeongung program》

    New Year’s big drum performanceFeb.8 (Mon) 2:00-3:00pmFeatures rich, resounding, and uplifting beats on traditional drums announcing the bright start of a new year on a specially prepared stageSpecial Stage
    Fusion Percussion & Traditional Folk SongFeb.9 (Tue) 2:00-3:00pmModern edge percussion & traditional folk song performances
    Lucky year, 2016
    Foresee New Year’s fortunes with yutFeb.5 (Fri)-Feb.9 (Tue) 11:00 (am)-5:00 (pm)Look forward to New Year’s fortunes & a bountiful harvest with a large-sized yut Front yard
    Write a New Year’s wish listFeb.5 (Fri)-Feb.9 (Tue) 11:00 (am)-5:00 (pm)Writing a wish letter for the New Year
    Make a New Year’s TalismanFeb.5 (Fri)-Feb.9 (Tue) 11:00 (am)-5:00 (pm)Making talisman praying for New Year’s peace
    Performance of a Monkey Character, a symbol of the new yearFeb.7 (Sun)-Feb.9 (Tue) 11:00 (am)-5:00 (pm)Taking photos with the monkey character
    Making a BokjoryFeb.5 (Fri)-Feb.21 (Sun) 11:00 (am)-5:00 (pm)Experience how to make a decoration Bokjory
    Yut Game TournamentFeb.8 (Mon)-Feb.9 (Tue) 3:00 (pm)-5:00 (pm)Yut game with family members on this special traditional occasion
    Traditional Folk GamesFeb.5 (Fri)-Feb.21 (Sun) 11:00 (am)-5:00 (pm)Traditional games with family memberssuch as jaekichagi, yut, and Tuho
    Traditional Costume ExperienceOperating year-round 10:00 (am)-5:00 (pm)Take photos in Unhyeongung wearing a traditional costume Exhibition roomExhibition room


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    ▲ Big Drum Performance Greeting the New Year ▲ Fusion Percussion & Traditional Folk Songs
    ▲ Write a New Year’s Wish List▲ Make a New Year’s Talisman
    ▲ Traditional Folk Games▲ Yut Game Tournament