Jeongwol Daeboreum Celebrations to be canceled due to coronavirus concerns

by Haps Staff
haps Korea Magazine

Jeongwol Daeboreum Celebrations for 2020, including the 38th Haeundae Dalmaji Oncheon Festival, Suyeong Traditional Daljipnori have been canceled due to coronavirus concerns.

On the day of the first full moon of the Lunar New Year, which falls on the 15th day of the first lunar month of the year, the Jeongwol Daeboreum festival is held in order to pray for good health and good fortune in the coming year.

This year the festival falls on Saturday, February 8th, and was to feature a variety of events, such as ritual ceremonies, Daljip burning (the burning of a large straw heap bonfire under the light of the moon), Jisin-balgi (stomping on the ground to comfort the god of the earth) and the performing of folk plays are being planned at a number of locations around Busan.

Cancelation Notices:

  • 38th Haeundae Dalmaji Oncheon Festival (Feb. 6 – 8) at Haeundae Beach
  • Suyeong Traditional Daljipnori (Feb. 8) at Gwangalli Beach
  • Baekunpo Dalmaji Festival (Feb. 8) at Baekunpo Sports Park in Nam-gu
  • Songdo Daljipnori (Feb. 8) at Songdo Beach
  • Sasang Traditional Daljipnori (Feb. 8) at Samnak Park

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