Jeonju Hanok Village to Offer Dance Festival During Chuseok

      September 14, 2016 08:25

      A traditional dance festival will take place at a hanok village in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province during Chuseok or Korean Thanksgiving.


      Its organizers said on Monday that visitors to the southwestern city are invited to enjoy Ganggangsullae, a group dance women traditionally performed on Chuseok. Ganggangsullae was listed as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2009.

      In its second year, the festival will feature various events such as a class that teaches the dance basics and a variety of traditional performances.

      The highlight of the festival will be a performance by professional dancers dedicated to passing down the traditional dance. Participants will be dressed in hanbok, the traditional Korean dress, and perform the dance together.

      People who join the class will receive free gifts, such as snacks, handmade crafts and gift vouchers for hanbok rental.

      Meanwhile, the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute on Sunday said this year's fullest moon will be seen on Saturday, not on Chuseok day.

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