To welcome in the New Year, Busan is hosting its annual New Year’s Festival, a popular winter event, celebrated by both the citizens of Busan as well as tourists visiting the city.
The 2015 Busan Haemaji (Sunrise) Festival – also known as the New Year’s Festival – consists of a bell tolling ceremony and an event to watch the sunrise. The festival will start at 11 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, and continue through midnight to the morning of New Year’s Day at Yongdusan Park and Haeundae Beach, respectively.
▶ Period: December 31, 2014 – January 1, 2015
▶ Venue: Yongdusan Park, Haeundae Beach
Bell Tolling Ceremony
December 31, 2014: 11:00 p.m. – (Yongdusan Park)
Multimedia art, landscape lighting, year-end music concert, bell-tolling ceremony, Busan Mayor’s New Year’s address, celebratory performance and fireworks display
The bell tolling ceremony will begin with a ten-second countdown to midnight followed by 33 tolls of the bell to officially mark the beginning of the New Year.
New Year’s Sunrise Event
January 1, 2015: 6:30 a.m. ~ 8:00 a.m. (Haeundae Beach)
Kite flying, celebratory performance, helicopter flypast, release of balloons and early morning swim in the sea.
Complimentary hot coffee and green tea will be provided at service booths. At the beginning of every year, a sculpture symbolizing the New Year is installed at Haeundae Beach, providing the perfect photo-taking spot for visitors wishing to mark the beginning of the New Year.
For more information, please contact the organizing committee for the Busan Culture & Tourism Festival at 051-501-6051.
Source: Busan City News
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