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BUSAN, South Korea -- 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.

Jeongwol Daeboreum Fire Festival to be Held This Friday


BUSAN, South Korea — 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 Friday, February 14, 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 5:35 p.m. Daljip burning, the main event of the Jeongwol Daeboreum Fire Festival, will start in each region at the times mentioned below.


Jeongwol Daeboreum Fire Festival Venues in Busan

Dalmaji Oncheon (Hot Spring) Festival at Haeundae Beach, noon – 

Haeundae-gu District will host the 32nd Haeundae Dalmaji Oncheon Festival on Haeundae Beach on February 14.

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, 5:45 p.m. 


Suyeong Traditional Daljipnori at Gwangalli Beach, 4 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 
Daljip bonfire lighting, 6:00 p.m. 
051-610-4049
Events: Intangible Cultural Heritage Performance (Suyeong Yaru, Jwasuyeong Eobang Nori), Gangkang Suwollae (Korean circle dance), Traditional Folk Play, 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, 6:30 p.m. 
? 051-240-4064
Events: Sansinje, Gangkang Suwollae (Korean circle dance), Intangible Cultural Heritage Performance, Fireworks, Traditional Folk Play, Celebratory Performance, Flying Kite, Ship Parade


Sasang Traditional Daljipnori at Cycle Stadium, Samnak Park in Sasang-gu, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
Daljip bonfire lighting, 6:05 p.m.
051-310-4062
Events: Flying Kite, Jisinbalgi (treading on the earth god), Traditional Folk Play, Korean Tug of War, Drum Performance, Flying Wish Balloons


Baekunpo Dalmaji Festival at Baekunpo Sports Park in Nam-gu, 4:00 p.m. – 6:40 p.m.
Daljip bonfire lighting, 6:05 p.m.

051-607-4062

Events: Jisinbalgi (treading on the earth god), Celebratory Performance, Dongnae Yaru, Dance and Music Performance, Flying Wish Balloons


Yeongdo Dalmaji Festival at Korea Ocean Research Development Institute construction site, 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Daljip bonfire lighting, 6:15 p.m.
051-419-5723
Events: Korean Traditional Folk Game, Celebratory Performance, Gangkang Suwollae (Korean circle dance)

Source: Busan City News


 

 

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