On the day of the first full moon of the Lunar New Year, which falls on the 15th day of the first lunar month of the year, the Jeongwol Daeboreum Fire Festival is held in order to pray for good health and good fortune in the coming year.
This year, the festival falls on Sunday, February 24, and a variety of events such as Daljip (Straw Heap) burning (the burning of large straw bonfires under the light of the moon), Jisin-balgi (stomping on the ground to comfort the god of the earth) and the performing of folk plays are being planned for a number of locations around Busan.
On the day of Jeongwol Daeboreum, the moon will rise at 4:50 p.m. Daljip burning, the main event of the Jeongwol Daeboreum Fire Festival, will start in each region at the times mentioned below.
List of Jeongwol Daeboreum Fire Festival venues in Busan
Dalmaji Oncheon (Hot Spring) Festival at Haeundae Beach, 11 a.m. ~ 7 p.m.
Haeundae District will host the 31st Haeundae Dalmaji Oncheon Festival on Haeundae Beach on February 24.
Everything from Yutnori and Tuho to Jaegichagi and other types of traditional Korean games will be available for visitors to try their hand at. There will also be an enormous daljip taeugi (in which participants burn objects in the shape of the moon) – which will be the highlight of the festival. Admission is free. (?051-749-4062)
- Daljip bonfire lighting, 4:50 p.m. -
Suyeong Traditional Daljipnori,
- 3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at Gwangalli Beach
- Daljip bonfire lighting, 6:00 p.m.
Events: Intangible Cultural Heritage Performance (Suyeong Yaru, Jwasuyeong Eobang Nori)
Gangkang Suwollae (Korean circle dance), Gyeonggi Folk Song
Drum and Korean traditional Dance Performance
Songdo Daljipnori at Songdo Beach in Seo-gu, 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
- Daljip bonfire lighting, 6:35 p.m.
Events: Sansinje. Gangkang Suwollae (Korean circle dance), flying wish balloons,
fireworks, traditional folk play, celebratory performance, ship parade
Sasang Traditional Daljipnori
- Cycle Stadium, Samnak Park in Sasang-gu, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Daljip bonfire lighting, 5:33 p.m.
Events: Gangkang Suwollae (Korean circle dance), Gayageum performance
Flying Kite, Korean tug of war, Drum performance, Flying wish balloons
Baekunpo Dalmaji Festival at Baekunpo Sports Park in Nam-gu, 4:30 p.m. ~ 6:50 p.m.
Daljip bonfire lighting, 6:15 p.m. ? 051-607-4062
Events: Jisinbalgi (treading on the earth god), Dongnae Crane Dance, Dance and music performance, Gangkang Suwollae (Korean circle dance), Flying wish balloons
Yeongdo Dalmaji Festival at Korea Maritime University (Second Campus)
, 2:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Daljip bonfire lighting, 6:15 p.m.
Events: Korean traditional folk game, Nanta Performance, Gangkang Suwollae (Korean circle dance)