Ideas for Expats to enjoy Christmas in Korea!

Christmas in Korea is very different than what you might be used to back home. Christmas Day in Korea is certainly not the biggest, or the most important holiday. Some families do put up Christmas trees, people exchange presents, and stores do put up holiday decorations. Christmas mass and church services are held on Christmas

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Goyang Flower Festival

Flowers are a beautiful, sure way to mark the end of the freezing, miserable temperatures that Korea is notorious for. As the country is blanketed in beautiful, colorful blossoms, spring flower festivals are a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the nice weather. There was the Yeouido cherry blossom festival and Everland’s tulip and

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Gochang Barley Field Festival 2015

Gochang Green Barley Field Festival has been going on for almost a month now, and if you have yet to see this lush green barley field, you still have some time before the event is over on the 10th May 2015. Every April, this event is held among the beautiful green barley fields of Gochang-gun. Gochang

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2015 Korea Ceramics Festivals

The earliest origins of ceramics are found in Czechoslovakia and it is one of the most ancient industries on the planet. Once humans discovered that clay could be dug up and formed into objects by first mixing with water and then firing, the industry was born. While Korean ceramics has been found as earliest as

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Spring is coming: Up and coming festivals in Korea

Winter has come! And spring is coming! Farmers are not the only ones preparing for the change of seasons, the snow is melting and the season of abundant festivals in Korea will be starting! Well, there are festivals year-round in Korea, but as the weather becomes warmer that is enough to inspire motivation to go explore

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A Festival of Soybeans

A celebration commending the Jangdan soybean, a vegetable known to have been served to rulers, was held a weekend ago at the Imjingak Plaza in Paju, Gyeonggi-do Province. Around 760,000 guests rushed to the three-day celebration between November 21 and 23 to appreciate recently reaped beans and to take an interest in the extensive variety

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Busan Fireworks Festival 2014…

One of my favorite parts about Korea is the plethora of festivals they have almost every weekend – that, and drinking-in-public being okay (encouraged, really). It’s like Vegas everywhere. Last month, Busan had it annual Fireworks Festival. However, at first I was skeptical to go to the event as I have seen fireworks before in

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European Christmas Market in Seoul

The 5th Annual European Christmas Market is finally approaching. Christmas is the biggest holiday in Europe, so they made Christmas market, buying Christmas decorations and various foods with their families or friends to celebrate Christmas every year. Seongbuk Global Village Center aims for foreign residents to feel their home and local residents to experience European

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