Seoul City is organizing a flurry of spring festivals across the city for April and May when the cityscape will be full of colorful blooming flowers bearing the sweet scent of spring to citizens and tourists alike.
Every citizen earnestly awaits spring flower festivals at various locations in the city. The most representative of the festivals is the Hangang Spring Flower Festival, which is held annually at Yeouido, Yeongdeungpo-gu.
The festival, which marks its seventh edition this year, will be held from April 13 to 17 in the Yeouiseo-ro section (south end of Seogangdaegyo – South Gate of the National Assembly complex). In particular, this year’s festival will feature diverse events held under the theme of “Flowers scatter to the rhythms of sound.
The Eeungbongsan Golden Bell Tree Festival in Seongdong-gu, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, is set to take place from Wednesday, April 6.
The Hangang Seoraeseom Rape Flower Festival is a spring extravaganza scheduled for May 5 to 10 at the Seoraeseom section of Banpo Hangang park, Seocho-gu. During this year’s festival, a photo zone will be installed in various rape flower fields, while other programs and events will be offered to enable visitors to appreciate the spring environment and fresh emotions amid a multitude of yellow flowers.
The final days of spring will be decorated with the Seoul Iris Garden Flag (flower) Festival in Dobong-gu, which is scheduled for June 4 to 6. Visitors to the Seoul Iris Garden, which marks the transition from spring to summer, will have a chance to appreciate glorious purple iris flowers, which are considered one of the world’s four most beautiful flowers.