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Jeju Fire Festival, 7-10 Mar 2019, Jeju City, Jeju-do

DATE: Thursday 07 - Sunday 10 March 2019
TIME: 18:00 - 21:30
COST: Free admission - fees may be charged for some activities/events
VENUE: Saebyeol Oreum (새별오름) area, Jeju-si, Jeju-do

DESCRIPTION: Traditionally known as the Jeongwol Daeboreum Field-Burning Festival (also called Jeju Fire Festival) marked the first full moon of the New Year - Daeboreum. This year, the festival period has changed. It now runs from the first Thursday of March to the Sunday of the same week, also the time of gyungchip, a day marked in Korea for when animals end their hibernation and begin to come out of their holes and homes in preparation for spring.  The Jeju Field-Burning Festival is for cattle and horses by burning off old and wilted grass, as well as to kill vermin on the fields. According to the tradition, from late winter until early spring, the local villagers would start a fire on the fields. This was called bangae, one of the oldest stock farming skills. The festival has reinterpreted this tradition with a modern look and made itself a marketable tourism product. On offer are a variety of activities, programs and contests, in addition to the field burning such as Laser & Graffit Show, Fireworks, Singing Contest, Deomdoldeolgi (stone lifting) Contest for visitors, Neokdungbegi (traditional dice) Tournament, Kite Flying, and more.

INFO: For more details in English contact KTO's 1330 helpline. While the festival website has an English option the information may be minimal. 

DIRECTIONS: Shuttle buses available during the festival period.
From Jeju International Airport, take Bus 100 to Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal.
From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus bound for Pyeonghwa-ro Road (평화로).
Get off at Hwajeon Village (화전 마을).




Please visit: http://buriburi.go.kr

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