The 2014 Asean Festival will be held from Saturday the 27th to the 28th at Dasom Park in Busan Citizen’s Park. The festival is hosted by the Asean-Korea Centre and supported by Busan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Ministry of Culture.
This yearly cultural event has been held since 2009 to promote cultural exchanges between Korea and the 10 Asean countries and to promote tourism. This year’s event will be held in Busan to celebrate the hosting of ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit in Busan in December.
According to the Joongang Ilbo, professional dancers from each Asean nation will stage traditional performances – including folk dancing, masked dancing, puppet shows and music show while the Busan National Gukak Center will also feature traditional Korean music.
Each performance will be presented from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow, and from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
The Asean National Tourism Organization Booth, the Asean-Korea Centre Promotion Booth and the Asean-ROK Commemorative Summit Booth will also provide visitors with various tourism information and cultural experiences from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Additionally, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Asean Cafe will provide traditional beverages from various nations and the Colors of Asean zone will exhibit photos from Asean’s attractive tourist spots.
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