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 Thursday, March 5, and a variety of events such as a 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.
The 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, noon –
Haeundae-gu District will host the 33rd Haeundae Dalmaji Oncheon Festival on Haeundae Beach on March 5.
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, 6:02 p.m. –
Suyeong Traditional Daljipnori at Gwangalli Beach, 3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
– Daljip bonfire lighting, 6:00 p.m.
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, 7:00 p.m.
Events: Sansinje, Gangkang Suwollae (Korean circle dance), Intangible Cultural Heritage Performance, Fireworks, Traditional Folk Play, Celebratory Performance, Flying Kites, Ship Parade
Sasang Traditional Daljipnori
- Cycle Stadium, Samnak Park in Sasang-gu, 10 a.m. –
– Daljip bonfire lighting, 6:35 p.m.
Events: Flying Kites, Jisinbalgi (treading on the earth god), Traditional Folk Play, Korean Tug of War, Drum Performance, Wish Balloon Release
Baekunpo Dalmaji Festival at Baekunpo Sports Park in Nam-gu, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Daljip bonfire lighting, 6:22 p.m.
Events: Jisinbalgi (treading on the earth god), Celebratory Performance, Dongnae Yaru, Dance and Music Performance, Wish Balloon Release
Yeongdo Dalmaji Festival at Korea Ocean Research Development Institute construction site (next to the National Maritime Museum), 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Daljip bonfire lighting, 6:15 p.m.
Events: Korean Traditional Folk Game, Celebratory Performance, Gangkang Suwollae (Korean circle dance)
Source: Busan City News
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