Tag Archives: Festival

Boseong Tea Festival

Korea has all sorts of festivals and lately it seems like anything can become a festival to bring in more tourism (and it works too!). This weekend became a splendid 4-day weekend since it was also Children’s Day (a national holiday in Korea). As a lover of tea, and just to do something on a […]

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Where I Pretend I’m in a Historical Korean Drama

There are many famous hanok villages in Korea, but arguably one of the most famous and well-preserved is located in Jeonju (전주한옥마을). So what do you do on a Saturday when you have nothing planned? Take a bus ride to your nearest hanok village with a friend, convince her to wear hanbok with you so […]

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That Middle School Teacher Life

For reasons beyond me, not only does school not end after finals, but graduation is an entire month after the normal school year ends. This is the norm for most Korean schools. The last day of “normal” class was the 1st week of December. Then there was two weeks of final exams, followed by a […]

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School Festival at Bongsung

It’s normal in South Korea to have school festivals. I believe there’s one every semester. This week we had our school festival. It has been pretty crazy all week, with students staying after to rehearse for their dance or to prepare for Friday’s festival. From Homerooms to Game Rooms Every homeroom and or club was […]

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Jinju Lantern Festival

For the last week, Jinju has been hosting its annual Lantern Festival (진주 남강유등축제). A number of fellow Fulbright friends and I decided to all meet up for the last weekend of the festival. It is one of the most famous of its kind in the country and is held every autumn. Jinju is a […]

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Chuseok (Thanksgiving) in Korea

This past week we celebrated Chuseok (Korean: 추석). This is a major harvest festival and a three-day holiday in Korea celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. When I ask students to describe Chuseok, the easiest way to describe it is “Korean Thanksgiving”. My host family invited me to […]

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