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KOREA'S SPRING FESTIVALS:

Spring Season is just around the corner, months of March to May are lovely, full of colors and a wonderful weather that says goodbye to winter. These months tend to be travel season among tourists.

If you are one of them, and plan to visit Korea in the near future, please consider Spring to do so, you will love it!

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In Korean festivals you will enjoy from their foundation, culture, traditions, and ritual to a more modern Korea without leaving behind their roots. You will see a fusion between past and present that will transport you to a place you have never seen before.

A beautiful experience that will live forever in your memories.

Expect to see beautiful scenery during this season, highlighted with amazing festivals around the country. Below we have gathered a list of some of the best spring festivals.

Jinhae Gunhangje Festival

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Cherry blossoms begin to bloom in late March so the ideal date to visit Korean would be in April. This Korean festival is one of the famous of the country. This is one of the reasons why Korea receives so many tourists from all over the world just to see these beautiful trees.

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Since we are still on a pandemic, there still the possibility that there is no festival this year, but you can still visit Jinhae and enjoy the magnificence of this trees.

Date: Usually April 1st to 10th but date for this year is still to be announced.

Damyang Bamboo Festival

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An Ecological Site to celebrate the beauty of Damyang’s natural bamboo forest. The festival is full of outdoor activities.

Among activities you have in site: Bamboo Forest tour, Bamboo Raft, Water Biking, and an Observation Deck to name a few. If you are an adventurous person who enjoys nature, this is the place to go.

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Date: Between April and May (keep an eye on their website for updates) 

Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival

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A 3km long road appears between Jindo Island and Modo Island, the path is available for people to cross, and enjoy the beauty of nature and its mysteries.

You never know how mother nature can amaze you. Simple stunning, a place worth visiting while in Korea.

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Date: April (Official website) 

Yeon Deung Hoe (Lotus Lantern Festival)

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This festival features a lantern parade in Jongno District, a spectacular event with people dancing, playing the drums and let’s not forget the lovely colored lanterns. You are also allowed to make your own lantern.

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It takes place at Jogyesa Temple the weekend before Buddha’s Birthday but this can changed since his birthday is based on the Lunar calendar. This sight is sometime out of this world, you will never forget it.

Date: April 29 – May 15 (Official website

Everland Tulip Festival

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Did you ever wanted to go a field full of harmonious, colorful, and beautiful tulips? Everland might be the answer for you. Around 100 varieties and more that 1 million tulips can be found in this field. Sculptures and Themed gardens can be found here, the perfect place for a beautiful Instagramable picture. Nearby you can visit Panda World, Safari World, and many other amazing attractions!

Date: April (Official website

Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

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This annual event takes at Seokchonhosu Lake are in Seoul, cherry blossoms around the month of April have popped and decorates every tree majestically creating a gorgeous scenery around this beautiful lake. A beautiful place to visit in Seoul around spring season.

Date: Early to mid-April

Boseong Green Tea Festival

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For green tea lovers or simple nature enthusiasts, here you can see and explore one of largest if not the largest green tea plantation in South Korea, a beautiful view with the tea’s bushes, on this festival same as with the lantern festival, you can learn about it, interact by making your own green tea with leaves picked up by you.

Date: First week of May

Jeju Island Fire Festival

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One of Korea’s most famous festivals, it takes place in Bongseong-ri, Ayeol-eup on Jeju Island to pray for health and a great harvest for the upcoming year, with dances, activities, and games.

The festival is celebrated over three days, and it symbolizes a ritual of burning old grass to eliminate vermin beforehand the next harvest season.

Date: (More information can found on the website

Keep in mind to plan your trip with considerable time in advance, the most touristic places get booked up right away in peak season, and you can’t afford to miss some of these amazing spring festivals in Korea!

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