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Top 10 Festivals in Korea in Spring 2019 (April-May)

Updated: Apr 21, 2021

1. Yeongdeung-po Yeouido Spring Flower Festival

people walking on youido spring cherry blossom festival in korea

Dates: April 5 - April 11

Location: Seoul

Highlights: Spring Flower Art Market (homemade desserts, various handicrafts), food trucks, Korean Lantern Exhibition, Spring Flower Photograph Exhibition

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2. Daegu Lantern Festival

Dates: April 27

Location: Daegu

Highlights: Lighting Ceremony, Lantern Parade, Wish Lantern-flying Event, Lantern Exhibition, Lantern Cultural Experience Program

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3. Daegu Colorful Festival

Dates: May 4 - May 5

Location: Daegu

Highlights: Colorful Parade, Street Art and performances, Colorful Art Marketplace, Food Trucks

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4. Taean Tulip Festival

Dates: April 13 - May 12

Location: Chungcheongnam-do

Highlights: Opening Ceremony, singing performances, animal feeding, fireworks show

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5. Yongmunsan Wild Plants Festival

Dates: April 26 – May 5

Location: Yongmunsa

Highlights: Traditional Market, Retro Museum of Memories, Various Street Performances, Mural Village, 1,000 year old Gingko Tree

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6. Royal Culture Festival

Dates: April 27 - May 5

Location: Seoul

Highlights: Opening ceremony, exhibitions, traditional music concert, parade (event program is different for each palace)

Palaces involved in Royal Festival: Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace, Changgyeonggung Palace, Deoksugung Palace, Gyeonghuigung Palace, Jongmyo Shrine

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7. Mungyeong Traditional Chasabal Festival

Dates: April 27 - May 6

Location: Gyeongsangbuk-do

Highlights: Opening ceremony, exhibitions, Traditional Foot Spinning Wheel Contest, live performances

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8. Yeon Deung Hoe (Lotus Lantern Festival in Seoul) 2019

Dates: May 3 - May 12

Location: Seoul

Highlights: Lantern Parade, Exhibition of Traditional Lanterns, Cultural Performances, Buddhist Cheer Rally Click for more information.

9. Jeonju Cultural Heritage Night Tour

Dates: May 25 - May 26

Location: Jeollabuk-do

Highlights: Outdoor Performance near historic buildings, Nambu traditional market, Hanbok Experience, Ganggangsulae dance experience

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10. Pohang International Fireworks Festival

Dates: May 31 - June 2

Location: Gyeongsangbuk-do

Highlights: Opening ceremony, Grand Fireworks show, Street performances, lights parade, public concerts

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