2019 Cultural Tourism Festivals to Attend - Korea Tourism Organization

2019 Cultural Tourism Festivals to Attend

Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism announced the list of this year’s Cultural Tourism Festivals on December 31. 2018. 

Total of 41 festivals have been chosen including 3 Premier Festivals of Muju Firefly FestivalMungyeong Traditional Chasabal Festival, and Sancheong Medicinal Herb Festival, as well as 7 Best Festivals, 10 Excellent Festivals, and 21 Up-and-coming Festivals. 

Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival, which kept the title of Premier Festival for 5 years in a row, was promoted to the title of Global Promotion Festival. With many international tourists visiting the festival, it will receive additional funds to upgrade the festival to a Global Festival. 

Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism is planning to promote the 41 festivals by providing additional funds and adding more contents that international visitors can enjoy.

2019 Cultural Tourism Festivals

   Premier Festivals   
Muju Firefly Festival
Mungyeong Traditional Chasabal Festival
Sancheong Medicinal Herb Festival

   Best Festivals   
Damyang Bamboo Festival
Icheon Rice Cultural Festival
Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival
Gwangju Chungjang Festival 
Boseong Green Tea Festival
Anseongmatchum Namsadang Baudeogi Festival 
Jeju Fire Festival

   Excellent Festivals   
Jeongnamjin Jangheung Water Festival
The Great Battle of Hansan Festival
Bonghwa Sweet Fish Festival
Hyoseok Cultural Festival
Gangjin Celadon Festival
Wonju Dynamic Dancing Carnival
Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival
Chuncheon International Mime Festival
Imsil N Cheese Festival
Siheung Gaetgol Festival

   Up-and coming-Festivals   
Sunchang Fermented Food Festival 
Eumseong Pumba Festival
Yeongam Wangin Culture Festival
Gochang Moyang Fortress Festival
Seosan Haemieupseong Festival
Daegu Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Culture Festival
Goesan Red Pepper Festival
Wanju Wild Food Festival

Yeoju Ogoknaru Festival
Hansan Ramie Fabric Cultural Festival
Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival
Miryang Arirang Festival
Nonsan Ganggyeong Salted Seafood Festival
Buyeo Seodong Lotus Festival
Goryeong Daegaya Experience Festival
Daegu Chimac Festival
Yeongdeok Snow Crab Festival
Hoengseong Hanu Festival
Gangneung World Winter Coffee Festival Jazz Presso
Pyeongchang Trout Festival
Pohang International Fireworks Festival

   Global Promotion Festivals   
Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival
Gimje Horizon Festival
Boryeong Mud Festival
Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern) Festival
Andong Mask Dance Festival

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