The Korean Folk Village gives you the hands-on traditional experience of Lunar New Year (설날).
The Korean Folk Village?is ready to start the new year of the horse with awesome hands-on traditional experiences for anyone and everyone to learn and have fun. This activity has been ongoing since December 28 and will take place until February 2. The village will remain their doors open during the holidays as well. If you don’t have anywhere to go for the long weekend, check out the village to get your own experience of the holiday.
There has been many cultural and traditional festivals in Korea but the Korean Folk Village has specialized Korean seasonal customs that nowhere else has attempted to do. This will be the chance to really get a feel for why and what the Lunar New Year is all about. Coming back from it, you might have more knowledge than the “real Korean” people. Learning chants to the spirits, sheaf burning, rice cake sharing, amulet printing, kite flying are some of the many activities you will be able to come across. Many of it has been lost in the modern days but hopefully they will come back to life through this event.
As a special on their ticketing price, if you were born in the year of the horse OR if you wear hanbok to the village, there will be discounts up to 50% while they are doing this event. There will be teachings of how to wear hanbok and what the hanbok represents. Afterwards, you get to wear it. Along with photo zones to take pictures of your trip, since pictures are the only thing that actually reminds you of what you have been doing.
If you would like more information regarding this event, please visit their English site.