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Essentials with JD #455 **FESTIVAL CANCELLATIONS & POSTPONEMENTS DUE TO TYPHOON KONGREY**

 

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Gwangju’s Chungjang Festival has postponed its opening ceremony and street parade to Sunday. You can join in from 2pm on Sunday. Camping will also happen on Sunday and Monday. Please check local sites for updates.

  • Accordingly bus routes will also change so please note that you will be rerouted to nearby stops.
  • The Daein Night market has also been cancelled for tomorrow and will return next week.
  • The Yangrim Dong Traditional Market has also been cancelled and will happen next week.

Other festivals are also being called off so please check for more updates.

Regarding the typhoon, according to the Korea Meteorological Agency, the Gwangju and Jeonnam region, are expected to receive 100 to 300 millimeters of rain until Saturday, and up to 500 mm in the mountainous areas.

Typhoon and high wave advisories have also been issued in waters off Muan, Hampyong, Younggwang and Jangsung counties and Naju city. Wind speeds of 15 to 22 meters per second are expected throughout the day for the Gwangju and Jeonnam region.

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Stay safe and dry,

JD