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Essentials with JD # 330 **FIRST FULL MOON OF THE NEW LUNAR YEAR 정월대보름**


The first Great Full moon is upon us and it is happening on Friday March 2nd, a celebration across Asia and also in Korea. This moon is very special as there were no full moons in February and just like January, March will have 2 full moons on the 2nd and then again on the 31st.


If you are wanting to make the most of your Thursday public holiday or partake there will be some cultural events that will be happening at the Gwangju folk Museum which will have events from the 1st – 3rd of March.  (광주시립민속박물관)


download-5March 1st – Opening Ceremony with observances linked to the symbolism related to the abundance of the moon as the first full moon of the year is vital to energise yourself for the new year.


Other traditional events that you can partake in throughout is YutNori, hackey scak , Tuho and hoop rolling.


Throughout the festival there will also be music from traditional to Kpop, eating Chalbap and Makoli for free and if you wanted to try on Hanbok you can also do it there.


The Folk Museum is situated in Buk Gu and opening times are from 9am-6pm with last admissions 30 min before. Admission is also free.

48-25, Seoha-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju

광주광역시 북구 서하로 48-25 (용봉동)


Stay safe and healthy,




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