Guide to Autumn Festival in Korea
Temperature starts to drop in Korea as September rolls around, bringing gentle breeze and providing just the perfect atmosphere to travel. Hence, festivals seem to pop-up almost everywhere between September and November. As autumn is a season of harvest, festivals during this time of year offer plenty to eat. Don’t miss out on this opportunity fully embrace some of the most fascinating elements of Korean history, culture, arts, and food at any one of the following festivals!
Andong Mask Dance Festival
- Period: September 27 – October 6, 2019
- Venues: Talchum Park
- 239, Yuksa-ro, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea
Andong Mask Dance Festival features traditional Korean mask dance performances, designated by Korea’s Cultural Heritage Administration as Important Intangible Cultural Properties. The performances are a must-see for those hoping to understand more about Korean culture. Artists from home and abroad will not only treat you to a series of captivating performances, but will also encourage you to join in the free-spirited fun with various experience programs
Jinju Namgang Lantern Festival
- Period: October 1-13, 2019
- Venue: Area of Namgang River & Jinjuseong Fortress
626, Namgang-ro, Jinju-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, Seul
Featuring diverse floating lantern lighting displays on the stream, Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern) Festival was selected as a global promotion festival by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Visitors can experience making their own wish lanterns and send it downstream. With traditional lanterns from all over the world on display, the beauty of thousands of lanterns lighting up the night will captivate your heart.