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Sunday, September 19, 2010

추석 ( ChuSeok ) Programs for international Visitors in South Korea!

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While in the celebration of the Chuseok (Korean Thanks Giving) Day , the 2010 Seoul Design Fair will hold a special events at Seoul (Jamsil) Sports Complex from September 20th to the 26th. 

Visitors of all ages and nationalities can participate in these programs like International Korean Food Cooking Competition, Hangawi Bibimbap tasting sessions, Multicultural Family Eoulim Hanmadang and the World Folk Culture Festival will take place, providing visitors with special opportunities to experience a wide range of global cultures.

The event itinerary as below: 

Hangawi Bibimbap - Making for 2010 People & Nanta / Cocktail Show
Sep. 21 (Tue)

Auxiliary Stadium
Attendees make Bibimbap large enough for 2010 people to eat and share it with visitors.
Rice Cake - Making for 2010 People & Nanta / Cocktail Show
Sep. 22 (Wed)
Auxiliary Stadium
Participants make rice cake large enough for 2010 people to eat and share it with visitors.
Korean alcohol, Makgeolli - Making for 2010 People & Nanta
Sep. 23 (Thu)
Auxiliary Stadium
Participants make cocktail and drink with others
International Cooking Competition for Foreigners
Sep. 24 (Fri)
Auxiliary Stadium
Non-Koreans can show their skills in the competition.
Multicultural Family Eoulim Hanmadang
Sep. 25 (Sat) 14:00 - 18:00
Auxiliary Stadium
A traditional costume fashion show will be taking place. Visitors can try on traditional costumes from around the world and play traditional instruments.
World Folk Culture Festival
Sep. 25 (Sat) 17:30 - 21:00
Hodori Plaza Open-Air Stage Grass Field
Folk dance and music performances of 16 countries from Asia and Europe to the Middle East and Africa will be presented. Various side events including tattoo and henna art, face painting and photo zone will take place.
Haechi Festival
Held at all times
Auxiliary Stadium
Visitors can see various items using a Haechi character and take pictures with Haechi (a mythical animal selected as symbol of Seoul). They also dress up as a Haechi character.
Red Horse - Drawn Carriage Festival
Held at all times
Auxiliary Stadium
Children’s car racing Visitors can also make bread by them selves and play Jenga and Korean traditional games such as Yutnori (a board game played by tossing sticks) and Tuho (arrow throwing).
Culture - Sharing Performance Based on Love
*Sep. 21 - 23 14:00 - 16:00
*Sep. 24 - 25 17:00 - 19:00
*Oct.1 12:00 - 13:00
*Oct.2 - 3 12:00 - 14:00
Culture Design Hall
Music of various countries will be performed.
Bicycle Film Festival
Sep. 25 - 26: Hodori Plaza
Oct. 2- 3: Hodori Plaza, Grass Field
The international arts and cultural event that celebrates the bicycle through film, design, and music. The festival also features various events including performance on the bike and the bicycle rock festival.
(Source from Korea Tourism Organization)

Introduction Video of the Event :

For transportation Guide: (Source from Seoul Design Fair )

From Incheon International Airport: 

By your own transport:

Or you can check google Map on the exact location "here

So, if you do not have activities or plan on Korean Thanks Giving Day, then this will be the best place to visit. 
For more information please visit Seoul Design Fair website

Everyone out there Happy 추석 !!