Sachoen’s largest cultural art festival will be held in the beauty of Hallyeosudo and greenery!
Waryong means “a crouching dragon waiting for its opportunity to be great and fly in to the sky.” As King Hyeongjong, the 8th king of Goryeo, spent his youth walking in the Mt. Waryongsan in order to become the king. In this light the culture festival was named Waryong Cultural Festival in the hope of the flight of the city Sacheon. Waryong Cultural Festival aims to promote the regional folk art and cultural enjoyment of the citizens as well as connect the beautiful nature with state of the art aerospace industry.
This was launched in 1995 along with the greater city of Sacheon. Waryong Cultural Festival is held with Guamje! Guamje is a festival that focuses on the teaching of Guam, a Confucian scholar who taught values of piety and loyalty. Guam, from the Lee family of Sacheon, won the first place in the state examination. For twenty years, he served in the government and earned fame with his integrity. He established libraries and schools while he served posts outside the capital. In his later years, he returned to his home town, Sacheon. There, he established Guamjeongsa which served as the basis for expanding the teachings of Yi Hwan.
Waryong Cultural Festival Event List
Opening event: Seoje Open contest
Gallery events: Our Culture tellers, Korean art federation collection, korean photography association collection etc.
Performance events: chitadae performance, literature’s night, celebrity from the region celebratory performance
Contest events: Student art competition, Student Clligraphy competition
Cutural Festival Demo: Mado music performance, Jinju (assorted Korean music)
Interactive events: dragon making, cookie clay, dragon soap making, dragon kite making
Guamje event list
- Reenactment and Baekiljang
- Young adult essay competition
- Samil Yuga march
- Various experiences and traditional korean games.
General Festival Information:
Host: Sacheon City(055)835-6493~7
Festival Date: April 10, 2014 ~ April 13, 2014
Location: Gyeongnam Sacheon City (경남 사천시 용형면 선진리성 일원)
Admission Fee: Free