Samcheok Jeongwol Daeboreum Festival is a local festival that started in 1973. Jeongwol Daeboreum means biggest full moon and it is the full moon on January 15 on the lunar calendar. In the past, it was a very important holiday of Korea equivalent to Lunar New Year and Chuseok. Though the significance of Daeboreum has dropped greatly, about a quarter of all annual cyclical rituals were held on Jeongwol Daeboreum. Many of the annual cyclical rituals and folk games related to Jeongwol Daeboreum such as bureom-ggegi, deowipalgi, eating herbs and jwibuil nori are still being held.
Jeongwol Daeboreum Festival is a ritual event and is comprised of the jisinje, sanshinje, cheonshinje, and haeshinje that hopes for wellbeing and abundant harvests by local residents. Guests can also experience traditional folk games such as yutnori, tug-of-war, and notdarinolgi. The Jeongwol Daeboreum Festival is a festival for wishing for rain to the moon, and starts in full-fledge when the moon rises. There are various attractions that will captivate the audience.
One folk game of Jeongwol Daeborum is tug-of-war. Tug-of-war of Samcheok is a game with high traditional cultural value and was designated as Gangwon-do’s intangible cultural heritage 2. It is a major event of the Jeongwol Daeboreum Festival and the national tug-of-war that anyone in the nation can participate in will offer traditional cultural experiences to participants and fun for visitors.
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The Samcheok Daeboreum Festival is full of attractions and foods. The local market operated by residents is filled with local tastes, and also sells local specialties of Samcheok.
A festival to fully experience the Jeongwol Daeboreum through traditional cultural experiences! It will bring back memories for adults and offer new experiences for children. If you have become bored of traditional culture, come visit Samcheok and experience the scenes of an exciting Jeongwol Daeboreum.