There will be a celebratory event wherein you can play Korean folk games such as yut nori (yut game), tuho (arrow throwing), sabangchiki (hopscotch), ojingeo nori (squid game), etc., from Thursday, January 30 to Sunday, February 2 at Citizen Plaza on the first floor of Seoul Citizens Hall. In addition, there will be entertainment services, including balloon mime performance by Citizen Hall Artist Clown Jin, electric violin performance by Violin Player 440, drawing of caricature, etc.
From Thursday, January 30 to Sunday, February 2, Sejong Center for the Performing Arts will be holding an experience event in its permanent exhibition, The Story of Admiral Yi sunshin, where you can make a bokjori (fortune strainer) containing words of blessing for the New Year, which Koreans traditionally used to hang on a wall at the dawn of every Korean New Year’s Day for luck throughout the year.
From Thursday, January 30 to Saturday, February 1 , until 4PM, various lunar New Year’s Day cultural events will be held at Unhyeongung Palace. The events include Yutnori, jegi chagi, tuho, and other traditional Korean folk games along with a bokjumeoni (fortune pouch)-making experience event and a showcase of setting a memorial service table. Admission is free on Korean New Year’s Day.
From Thursday, January 30 to Sunday, February 2 at 11AM-5PM, Namsangol Hanoak Village will have various events such as sharing tteokguk (sliced rice cake soup), writing New Year’s wishes, etc., to welcome the new year. General admission is free but special fees are required for certain activities. It will be a great experience to make precious memories with family members and relatives, surrounded by artistic traditional Korean houses in Namsangol Hanoak Village.
From Thursday, January 30 to Sunday, February 2, Seoul Children’s Grand Park will be holding a traditional ice rink (free admission and equipment) and an event wherein you can write about your hopes for the new year on a postcard. This year in particular, there will be events consisting of Tteokmaechigi (dough pounding) and making of traditional Korean masks that will catch children’s and foreigners’ eyes.
will be various zoo-themed events provided at Seoul Grand Park Zoo Plaza.
First, “Run the Horse 2014” will be held starting 11AM from Thursday,
January 30, 2014 to Saturday, February 1, 2014. During the event, children and their
parents receive a mission to collect stamp marks and complete an animal
Samcheonggak Traditional Culture
and Art Center will be having exciting traditional Korean performances, special
lunch menu, and tea party/lunch concert “Jami” from Wednesday,
January 29 to Monday, February 3 for Korean New Year’s Day.