Spring is finally here! Have you found out what the most popular spring festivals are in Korea? I would have to say the answer is a cherry blossom festival. In Cheonan, the annual Cheonan Bukmyeon Wirye Cherry Blossom Festival will be held from April 13th and 14th in 2019 to welcome spring. You can appreciate the temporal beauty of nature without having to take a long trip.
The blooming has already begun since April 4th in most parts of Cheonan.
The main event of the festival will be at Eunseok Elementary school. You can either walk or drive the trail to appreciate the blossoms.
The vents of the festival mainly consist of an opening ceremony, performances, closing ceremony.
In this program, there are citizen related events, Wirye cherry blossom 4-words poetry contest, a quiz show, various folk games, family dance competition, street performance competition, rehearsal/ on the spot events, Cheonan City Choir’s musical performance, an opening ceremony, a celebration performance/ fireworks, opening events (Spin The Luck), booths advertising/ introductory, a preliminary Cherry Blossom Singing Contest, the main Cherry Blossom Singing Contest, closing ceremony followed by fireworks.
Additional events largely include three parts; a permanent hall, an experience field and a participation field.
Experience Field: kneading and making rice cakes- demonstration on how to pull a longer Jeol-Pyun (a flat, square shaped rice cake), air bounce playground, face painting, balloon art, photo zone, polaroid pictures, photo mug cups, fashion tattoos and caricatures.
Participation Field: a drawing competition for children- landscape with cherry blossoms, cherry blossom photo contest, family dance competition and the memorable folk games competition.
Permanent Hall: Cherry blossom photo exhibit- from last year’s festival, landscape pictures of Bukmyeon, a food market with various options to choose from and stalls for regional agricultural produces.
During the festival, there will be a temporal parking lot for easier access for the public. It is available from April 13th 10 a.m. to April 14th 10 p.m. Parking information signs and agents will help out visitors on the spot.
For further information about the festival, please refer to the link below.
Cheonan Bukmyeon Wirye Cherry Blossom Festival is definitely worth visiting with family, friend, lover, and even by yourself.
Don’t miss out this great opportunity to enjoy the temporal beauty of nature in April!