The 12th WeAJa flea market returns for another year in Busan this Sunday as the annual flea market, which last year attracted three million visitors nationwide, is set to take place in Busan at the Pororo Library in Citizen’s Park.
According to organizers, the country’s biggest flea market has raised over 1.1 billion won ($1.03 million) in previous years, with the proceeds going toward helping underprivileged children.
According to JoongAng Media Network, one of the main sponsors of the event, this year’s market is expected to be the largest ever following a steady increase in participation from domestic enterprises, local authorities, civic and other organizations. A large amount of Korean celebrity items are also up for sale, as well as from leaders in different fields of politics, religion and industry.
In addition to the flea market, a host of cultural events will also take place around the venue providing entertainment for the whole family.
WeAJa is an abbreviation of the three major players in the event: We Start, a campaign designed to give educational assistance to children under the age of 12 from low-income families; Areumdaun Gage, or Beautiful Store, a non-profit corporation that supports marginalized people and activities that the serve public interest; and Jawonbongsa, or volunteer efforts by the JoongAng Media Network.
The event takes place this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and public transportation to the event is encouraged. Other venues include Daejeon City Hall’s South Gate Plaza and Seoul’s Gwanghwamoon Square.
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