Festival

Yecheon Insects Bio Expo

Yecheon Insects Bio Expo
Period : August every year
Place : Yecheon-gun Industrial Insect Research Institute, Insect Bio Expo Site
Major events :

Various international symposiums will be held to present the envisioned future of the insect industry, provide an insight into the current and future relationship between environment-friendly agriculture and insects, and to provide an opportunity to explore the world of insects, ultimately promoting the future of industrial development using insects.

Yecheon County Festival

Yecheon County Festival
Period : Mid-October Annually
Place : Yecheon-gun and its adjacent area
Major events :
  • Eve Celebration: Lantern Procession, Fireworks Display, Singing Contest, Orchestra Performance
  • Yecheon Cultural Festival: Literary Composition Contest, Folk Writer Invitational Fair, Chinese Poem Composition Contest, Skill Demonstration, Traditional Tea Ceremony Demonstration, Photo Exhibition
  • Korean Agricultural Show: Agricultural Product Display and Show, Agricultural and Livestock Product Promotional Event, Agricultural Special Product Sampling Party, Thanks-giving Festival
  • Korea Food Contest: Regional Special Food Fair, Tour Promotional Idea Food Fair
  • Entrance Ceremony of County Residents’ Festival by Eup and Myeon: Tennis, Volley Ball, Soccer, Sepaktakraw, Table tennis, Track and Field, Ssireum (Korean wrestling), Marathon, etc
  • Awarding Ceremony for Yecheon County Residents: Service, Filial Piety, Agricultural Promotion, Culture and Sports

Fresh water fish catching

Fresh water fish catching
Period : During summer vacations, early August every year
Place : Hancheon and its adjacent area of Yecheon-eup
Major events :
  • Eve Ceremony (Children’s Martial Arts Team Demonstration)
  • Auxiliary Event (Face Painting, Balloon Distribution, Family Precept (Calligraphy) Gift, etc)
  • Main Event (Fresh Water Catching, Race in Water, Souvenir Drawing)

Harvesting Wild Edible Greens

Harvesting Wild Edible Greens
Period : Early May every year
Place : Naeji-ri, Yongmun-myeon, Yecheon-gun (adjacent to tourism forest road)

Major events

  • Sowing Wild Edible Greens
  • Harvesting Wild Edible Greens (Edible shoots of a fatsia, a kind of groundsel, Aster scaber)
  • Digging up Wild Eedible Tubers
  • Searching for Buried Treasure
  • Arena of Exchange with Citizens from Sister Cities
  • Agricultural Product Direct Sales
  • Open Food Court (Hand-made bean curd, Acorn jelly, Green-lentil jelly, Folk wines, Sundae [Korean sausage])

Yecheon Cultural Festival

Yecheon Cultural Festival
Period : Mid-October Annually
Place : Yecheon-eup area

Contents

  • The Yecheon Cultural Festival is a day when the county’s 60,000 citizens come together and celebrate (October 16th). Various events (ceremonies, traditional food contests, agricultural product contests and a tasting party) and an athletic meet are held. The events include: Eve (lantern parade), a traditional living instrument contest, a student writing contest, a Chinese poetry contest, an archery contest, a Baduk contest, exhibitions (photograph, art, paintings and calligraphic works), a traditional tea tasting party and a traditional wedding ceremony

Yecheon Folk Game

Yecheon Folk Game
Period : Every Febuary
Place : Hancheon Sports Park
Major events :

Yut-nori, Seesaw, Kite-flying, Farmers' folk music

Yecheon Arirang Festival

Yecheon Arirang Festival
Period : Every May~June
Contents :

Korea National Artisans Association Yecheon Branch |Yecheon-eup area| Events include: a literature exhibition, Farmers' folk music, a Cock-fighting contest, a Sketch contest, Family precept writing, and Kite-flying

Tongmyeong Farmers’ Folk Song Festival

Tongmyeong Farmers’ Folk Song Festival
Period : Every June
Place : Tongmyeong Farmers' Folk Song Instruction Center (Tongmyeong-ri, Yecheon-eup, Yecheon-gun, Gyeongsang-bukdo)

Contents

  • Aburaeisuna (Rice-planting song)
  • Dowumso (Performed when leaving a rice paddy after the rice has been planted)
  • Aaehangeheh (Song performed while weeding rice paddies)
  • Aeiyong (Performed after the rice paddies have been weeded)
  • Gaengmakungkingnosae (Performed as the farmers return to their homes after weeding their rice paddies)
  • Agricultural Product Direct Sales
  • Open Food Court (Hand-made bean curd, Acorn jelly, Green-lentil jelly, Folk wines, Sundae [Korean sausage])
  • This song originated around Tongmyeong-ri, which is the outside village of Yecheon-eup. It helped soothe the pain of hard labor and it also has a pastoral quality. This song won the President's prize in a national traditional art contest in 1979, and was recognized as important intangible cultural asset No. 84-B

Gongcheo Farmers’ Song Contest

Gongcheo Farmers’ Song Contest
Period : Every October
Place : Gongcheo Farmers' Folk Song Instruction Center (Gongdeok-ri, Pungyang-myeon, Yecheon-gun, Gyeongsang-bukdo)

Contents

  • President Kim Myeonghwae)| Assigned as intangible cultural asset No. 10 in 1986 Performed for generations mainly in Gongdeok-ri, Pungyang-myeon, Yecheon-gun. It was sung to young rice plants to help them grow outside the nursery. It was stopped in 1930's and restored in 1983 thanks to the traditional culture development plan. It does not contain any outside influences, and has a pure taste of this region. The contents include the weeding of the rice paddy, threshing, packsaddle and many others. The folk song has been handed down in the Gongcheo village, Pungyang-myeon and has been assigned as intangible cultural asset No. 10. (Won the president's prize from the national folk art contest in 1992

Cheongdan-noreum(Masque)

Cheongdan-noreum(Masque)
Period : October Annually
Place : Yecheon Student Indoor Gymnasium

Contents

  • The pantomime masque handed down in Cheongbok village, Yecheon-eup (Won the minister's prize from the national folk art contest in 1981 and 1987). It is a traditional pantomime masque that has been handed down in Yecheon-eup, which was the commercial center of the northern part of Gyeongsang-bukdo. This region is made up of both urban communities and agricultural villages. It is said that a wealthy man put together a drama group and toured around the nation with the show and also tried to find his lost family. He found them in Dongbon-ri, Yecheon-eup. Since the area had frequent fires in Yecheon-eup afterwards, they were believed to have been caused by the power of the Cheongdan-noreum (Masque). The residence revived the drama and passed it through the generations. The dance in the drama is mainly composed of Waemachi, Saemachi, Salpuri and Deotbaegi, and the whole drama includes 6 stages of Gwangdaepan-noreum (masque performer), Haengeu-noreum, Juji-noreum (Buddhist monk), Jiyeon-gwangdae-noreum (clown), Ealraebanga-noreum (mill) and Mudong (little dancing boy).

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