After being closed temporarily in July and August due to the hot weather, the weekly marketplace dubbed Hope Sharing will be restarted on September 1st.
Those who want to take part may apply through the homepage (http://fleamarket.seoul.go.kr) by Monday (two weeks in advance) through Sunday (one week in advance). Participants are selected via lottery.
Themes of the weekend marketplace to be held in the second half of the year
September 15: Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) direct trading market
September 29: Road Festival
October 20: Weaja Sharing Market
October 6: Hi Seoul Festival
To encourage the trading of recycled goods, more types of items will be sold in the marketplace. Peddlers will also be allowed to join the event as part of efforts to increase jobs.
To help people take part in the event for fun, diverse events will also be held such as demonstrations for making eco-bags and environment-friendly buttons. In the farmers’ market, direct trading will be done between farmers and urban dwellers. Crops grown through urban farming will also be sold. In addition, foods made with fresh, healthy materials will be displayed.
To add to people’s enjoyment, the following teams will hold performances: Fusion B-boy group SC Ent, Gugak Naru, Pyeongyang Art Troupe, etc.
Event Schedule for Gwanghwamun Hope Sharing Market in the Second Half of the Year
|September 1.||Gwanghwamun Square Marketplace||Seoul Open Stage|
|September 8.||Gwanghwamun Square Marketplace||Seoul Open Stage|
|September 15.||Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) direct trading market||Seoul Open Stage|
|September 29.||Gwanghwamun Square Marketplace|
(Marketplace linked with a road festival)
|Seoul Open Stage |
(Performance linked with a road festival)
|October 6.||Gwanghwamun Square Marketplace|
(Marketplace linked with the carless street event)
|Seoul Open Stage|
(Performance linked with the carless street event)
|October 13.||Gwanghwamun Square Marketplace|
(Marketplace linked with the Seoul Arirang Festival)
|Seoul Open Stage|
(Performance linked with the Seoul Arirang Festival)
|October 20.||Weaja Sharing Marketplace||Seoul Open Stage|
|October 27.||Gwanghwamun Square Marketplace||Seoul Open Stage|