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7 must-see festivals in Korea


There are festivals in Korea to celebrate just about everything, from mud to snow to green barley. In this gallery we highlight the seven South Korean festivals you have to see when visiting the country

Katie Ramsingh
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Katie Ramsingh,

Festivals are an important part of South Korean culture and many traditional celebrations are based on myths and legends, as well as the changing of the seasons – a strong reference to the country’s agricultural heritage. Modern Korean festivals focus more around fun and celebrate unique and sometimes weird and wacky events in a bid to attract visitors. Here we look at the seven celebrations you can’t afford to miss, from the traditional Seoul Lantern Festival to the very messy Boryeong Mud Festival.

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