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BUSAN, South Korea -- Congratulations on making it to the long weekend! Lunar New Year's main holiday falls on Sunday, which means it's a good time to stay off the roads if possible, as Korean families will be traveling by the millions and roads will be backed up for hours.

Along with the holiday returning, so does the cold, so whether you are indoors or out, it's a good time to bundle up as temperatures are forecasted to be as low as -10'C in the evening and around freezing during the day.

As with most holiday weekends, it's a good time to relax, though there are some fun options this weekend should you choose to venture out. 

You can check out the Haps Calendar for everything going on around the area. Enjoy your holidays and Happy New Year!

Haps Weekend Picks February 8,9,10


BUSAN, South Korea — Congratulations on making it to the long weekend! Lunar New Year’s main holiday falls on Sunday, which means it’s a good time to stay off the roads if possible, as Korean families will be traveling by the millions and roads will be backed up for hours.

Along with the holiday returning, so does the cold, so whether you are indoors or out, it’s a good time to bundle up as temperatures are forecasted to be as low as -10’C in the evening and around freezing during the day.

As with most holiday weekends, it’s a good time to relax, though there are some fun options this weekend should you choose to venture out. 

You can check out the Haps Calendar for everything going on around the area. Enjoy your holidays and Happy New Year!


Lunar New Year Gugak Celebration @ Busan Cultural Center – Enjoy some traditional Korean music this holiday, with tickets free on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Saturday, 4 p.m., Busan Cultural Center, Daeyon-dong.

Violet Lea @ Sharky’s – The multi-talented Violet Lea brings her musical talents to Sharky’s each Saturday night during the month of February. Enjoy some great food and music on your Saturday night!  Saturday, 8:00 p.m., Sharky’s, Haeundae.


Film Screening: The Satori Experience @ Kino Eye - Check out a few movie screenings by local filmmakers Chris Ciosk, Indy Randhawa and Andrew Anderson. Friday, 10 p.m., Kino Eye, Kyungsung.

Six Nations Rugby @ Wolfhound and Beached - The second weekend of the Six Nations is underway, and a huge Ireland vs. England battle Sunday at midnight is the highlight of this weekends matches. Saturday and Sunday, 10 p.m., Wolfhound, Haeundae and Beached, Gwangalli.


KT Sonic Boom vs. Samsung Thunder @ Sajik Gymnasium – Darian Townes returns to Busan to take on his ex-team in a key positioning battle in the KBL. Saturday, 2 p.m., Sajik Gymnasium, Sajik-dong.

Ulsan Mobis Phoebus vs. LG Sakers @ Dongcheon Arena – Recently traded Rod Benson takes on his old team in what is always a great match-up between the two local rivals. Sunday, 2 p.m., Dongcheon Arena, Ulsan.


Lacquerware Exhibition @ Busan Marine Natural History Museum - A special exhibition on lacquerware is taking place through the middle of April, with free admission for all guests. Through April, 9 a.m., Busan Marine Natural History Museum, Dongnae.

Special Exhibition: 100th Birthday of the Great Monk Seongcheol @ Hanseul Gallery - Learn some fascinating history about Seongcheol, considered one of the great monks of the country. Through February 20, 9 a.m., Hanseul Gallery, Busan Citizen’s Hall.

Exhibition: The World of Musical Instruments @ Busan Cinema Center - Enjoy the world of musical instruments, featuring traditional world musical instruments. Visitors can also play musical instruments and interactive musical games. Through May 31, 10 a.m., Busan Cinema Center, Centum City.

Exhibition: The Color of Night @ Salve Gallery Cafe: Peter DeMarco show a series of photos from his travels in Asia, Europe and America. More info here.


Weather Forecast:

Friday – Partly Sunny; 1’C/34’F

Saturday - Partly Sunny; 4’C/39‘F

Sunday - Partly Sunny; 6‘C/43‘F


Don’t see your event listed? Well, ya didn’t put it on the calendar. Go, now, put it up on the calendar! ^^

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