Cultural and sports events in Seoul will be cancelled or postponed as part of the city’s effort to prevent the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
The Hangang Recharge Concert, which was planned to be held every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday in Yeouido this June, as well as the Hangang Relay Street Concert, scheduled for every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, will be postponed. In addition, the culture and art street performances that were slated to be held at the open stage of Seoul Children’s Grand Park, Deoksugung Palace, Daehanmun Gate, Naksan Park, and various other venues will be also be cancelled.
Moreover, all events scheduled for June will be cancelled or postponed until further notice, including performances, lectures, symposiums, sports games, concerts of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Seoul Grand Park Rose Festival, which were planned to be held at various locations throughout the city, such as Seoul Citizens Hall, Seoul Metropolitan Library, Seoul Museum of History, Seoul Baekje Museum, Cheonggyecheon Culture Center, Namsangol Hanok Village, Seoul Museum of Art, and Buk Seoul Museum of Art.
However, rather than being cancelled, traditional culture events such as the Namsan Bongsudae (beacon tower) Lighting Ritual and the Changing of the Royal Guard Ceremony at palaces in Seoul will only be reduced in scale.
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