A variety of festivals including Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival, Lotus Lantern Festival, and Hangang Seoraeseom Canola Festival are held throughout Seoul every spring.
|Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival||Seoul Rose Festival|
|Lotus Lantern Festival||Hangang Seoraeseom Canola Festival|
The Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival is held by the Hangang River when the cherry blossoms come to bloom. This festival is a leading spring destination attracting over 6 million visitors each spring.
The Lotus Lantern Festival is held from April 12 to 29. Visitors can enjoy ▲ a variety of traditional lantern exhibitions (Jogyesa Temple, Bongeunsa Temple, and Cheonggyecheon Stream), ▲ a lantern parade (Dongguk University → Jogyesa Temple), and ▲ traditional cultural performances/shows (in front of Jogyesa Temple). The Lotus Lantern Festival is one of the most popular folk festivals, continuing the history of the lotus lantern festival held from the Silla Dynasty to the Goryeo Dynasty and the Buddha’s birthday festival of the Joseon Dynasty with a 1300-year history.
The Seoul Rose Festival (5.19~21) is known as the most beautiful and fragrant festival of Seoul held in Junghwa Sports Park and Surim Grand Park. The festival is famous for the 5.1-kilometer-long rose tunnel, rose shrine, rose parade, and various photo zones. In particular, the festival provides colorful visual delight using night lighting under the theme of “Nocturnal Rose” this year.
The 2017 Hangang Seoraeseom Canola Festival will be held in Banpo Hangang Park from May 13 to 14. You can access Banpo Seoraeseom Island from Sinbanpo Station (Line 9) and Dongjak Station (Line 4 and 9). The Green Barley Festival will be held from May 10 to 20 in Ichon Hangang Park that has a total area of 10,000 square meters. You can reach the green barley field through Ichon Station (Line 1 and 4) after passing Ichon Interchange. The Seoul Metropolitan Government is planning to host a variety of festivals and programs so that citizens can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the country in downtown Seoul.