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 Fire Festival is held in order to pray for good health and good fortune in the coming year.
This year, the festival falls on Friday, March 2, and a variety of events such as a Daljip (Straw Heap) burning (the burning of large straw bonfires 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 for a number of locations around Busan.
The Daljip burning, the main event of the Jeongwol Daeboreum Fire Festival, will start in each region at the times mentioned below.
List of Jeongwol Daeboreum Fire Festival venues in Busan
Dalmaji Oncheon (Hot Spring) Festival at Haeundae Beach, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Haeundae-gu District will host the 36th Haeundae Dalmaji Oncheon Festival on Haeundae Beach on March 2.
Suyeong Traditional Daljipnori at Gwangalli Beach, 3:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
– Daljip bonfire lighting, 6:30 p.m.
Events: Intangible Cultural Heritage Performance (Suyeong Yaru, Jwasuyeong Eobang Nori), Gangkang Suwollae (Korean circle dance), Traditional Folk Play, Drum and Korean Traditional Dance Performance
Baekunpo Dalmaji Festival at Baekunpo Sports Park in Nam-gu, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
106, Baegunpo-ro, Nam-gu, Busan
– Daljip bonfire lighting, 6:22 p.m.
Events: Jisinbalgi (treading on the earth god), Celebratory Performance, Drum Performance, Wish Balloon Release, Traditional Folk Play
Songdo Daljipnori at Songdo Beach in Seo-gu, 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
– Daljip bonfire lighting, 7:00 p.m.