Magic of Hangul: Why you need to go to awesome Hangul Day Festival in Dobong!

Hangul Day: A Cultural Beacon!

October 9th stands out in South Korea as Hangul Day, a tribute to the Korean alphabet created in the 15th century by the visionary King Sejong and his scholars. This day is more than just a date on the calendar; it’s a celebration of linguistic innovation and cultural pride. To mark this occasion, the annual Dobong Hangul Festival is set to unfold at Won-dang Spring Park from 12:00 PM to 5:30 PM tomorrow. It’s an event that promises to immerse you in the rich tapestry of Korean heritage, offering a blend of fun activities, cultural insights, and a journey through the annals of Hangul’s history.

About the Dobong Hangul Day Festival

The Dobong Hangul Festival is a vibrant homage to Hangul, celebrating its creators, protectors, and admirers. Nestled in the scenic Dobong-gu at Won-dang Spring Park, the festival stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of Hangul and the historical figures instrumental in its development. It pays special tribute to Princess Jeong Ui, King Sejong’s daughter, whose efforts in preserving Hangul are commemorated alongside the contributions of notable scholars like Jeong In-bo, Jeon Hyeong-pil, and Kim Soo-young. Their collective dedication has ensured that Hangul remains a cornerstone of Korean identity.

What to Expect

The Dobong Hangul Festival is a treasure trove of entertainment, cultural engagement, and culinary delights. Here’s what attendees can look forward to:

Creative and Cultural Experiences:

  • Princess Jeong Ui Hat-Making: Unleash your creativity by crafting your very own hat inspired by Princess Jeong Ui.
  • Hangul Postcard Writing: Pen down heartfelt messages in the elegant Hangul script. Engage in the unique tradition of sending a ‘future letter’ to yourself, which will be delivered a year from now.
  • Joseon Royal Costume Experience: Transport yourself back to the Joseon era by donning traditional costumes, offering a glimpse into Korea’s historical attire.
  • Hangul Tattoos: Celebrate the beauty of Hangul with temporary tattoos, showcasing the script’s aesthetic appeal.
  • Make Your Hangul Name Badge: Create a personalized name badge in Hangul, a perfect souvenir of the day.
  • Traditional Folk Games: Dive into the fun with traditional Korean games and activities, enjoyable for visitors of all ages.

Food Court: The festival’s food court promises an array of Korean culinary treats. From the savory goodness of green water parsley jeons to the unique flavors of savory coffee and baked eggs, there’s something to satisfy every palate.

Scheduled Events:

  • 12:00 – 14:00: Hangul Festival Commemorative Art Performance Experience the beauty of Hangul through mesmerizing artistic performances that capture the essence of October’s splendid Hangul Day.
  • 14:00: 17th Dobong Calligraphy and Drawing Competition Witness the talent of participants as they showcase their calligraphy and drawing skills in this annual competition.
  • 15:00 – 15:50: Concert: Dobong Philharmonic Celebrates Hangul Day Enjoy the melodious tunes of the Dobong Philharmonic Orchestra as they pay homage to Hangul Day through music.
  • 15:20 – 15:50: Princess’s Excursion (Departure from Princess Justice’s Tomb – Arrival at Wondangsaem Park) Follow in the footsteps of Princess Justice with a special excursion from her tomb to Wondangsaem Park.
  • 16:00 – 16:20: 12th Dobong Hangul Festival Commemoration Ceremony Join in the celebration as we commemorate the 12th Dobong Hangul Festival with a special ceremony.
  • 16:30 – 17:30: Hangul Festival Main Performance: Savoring Hangul Experience a captivating performance that explores the essence of Hangul and its connection to the joy of eating.

Guided Hangul Culture Trail Tours:

Enhance your festival experience by joining one of the “Hangul Culture Trail Tours.” Available at 13:00, 14:00, and 15:00, these tours offer a deep dive into Hangul’s history and significance, guided by knowledgeable experts.

Join the Celebration

The Dobong Hangul Festival is a splendid opportunity to delve into the essence of the Korean language, its culture, and its history. It’s a day where families, friends, and culture enthusiasts can come together to celebrate and appreciate the beauty and importance of Hangul. Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor, this festival offers a unique and enriching experience that highlights the pride of Korean heritage. So, mark your calendars for October 9th and make your way to Won-dang Spring Park for an unforgettable cultural journey. Don’t miss out on this enriching celebration of Hangul!

Celebration of Hangul

Event Details

WhenOctober 9th, 2023
12:00PM – 17:30PM
Where3rd Floor, Dobong District Community Center, Dobong Culture Center (도봉구민회관 3층, 도봉문화원)
InquiriesHomepage: Dobong Festa 
Tel: (+82) 02-905-4026
Instagram: @dobongculture


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