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7th Nakdong River World Peace Culture Festival set to take place on Oct. 11-13

기사승인 2019.09.19  16:53:07

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- “Chilgok, Flow Into Peace”

The 7th Nakdong River World Peace Culture Festival and the 10th Nakdong River Area Battle Victory Festival will take place on October 11-13, 2019 at Chilgok Ecological Park.

A grand opening ceremony will begin at 17:30 on October 11, with foreigners as well as local residents being expected to attend. Of note, special guests, US Army soldiers, Korean soldiers, honor guards and military bands are expected to gather together at the Chilgokbo Ecological Park. Music-dance troupes of young boys and girls will present performances during the opening and closing ceremonies.

Mayor Baek Seon-gi (in black suit) at the opening ceremony of the Festival last year.

Chilgok, North Gyeongsang Province, is a place where a bloody battle took place for 55 days from Aug. 1, 1950 to Sept. 24, 1950 during the Korean War.

“The purpose of this festival is to spread a peace message toward the world by praying peace settlement on the global community and on the Korean Peninsula,” a Chilgok County official said. “In 2019, when a new era of peace opens after overcoming the pain of the Korean Peninsula, we will begin our journey in Chilgok, a holy land of peace in the Republic of Korea, where we remember and thank our warriors of 69 years ago and promise to protect peace,” he said.

A Korean Army honor guard carrying the banner of Korea with others with flats of the the United States and the United Nations.

He went to say: “A picnic on a sunny day, a short sleep in a warm bed, chatting with friends, having dinner with family. And peaceful us. Have you ever thought about where the peace in our daily lives came from? The Republic of Korea was protected by ordinary people in 1950. We are living in a peaceful Korea where someone's father, brother and sister have been kept as warriors.”

Another Chilgok official said: “We still remember the sacrifices of those who devoted their lives to defend the peace and freedom of the world in a faraway foreign country, of which they hadn’t even known the name.”

Fireworks embroider the night skies of Chilgok County.

Honoring their sacrifices and helping settle peace on the Korean Peninsula, Chilgok County hosts the Nakdong River World Peace Culture Festival in October annually, together with North Gyeongsang Province and Ministry of National Defense. This year’s festival is set to take place on October 11-13 at the Chilgokbo Ecological Park

Members of the Seoul Diplomatic Corps visit Chilgok.

Programs of 7th Nakdong River World Peace Culture Festival

Culture Stage
A cultural stage enjoyed together by regional residents and
visitors including foreigners

Taste Chilgok
A multi-rest area for enjoying performances and various foods
under a large truss

Agricultural & Special Product Corporate PR Hall
Exhibition/sales of agricultural & special products and corporate products
of the Chilgok area

A traditional Korean gayageum musical instrument players joining the mass performance.

Humanities Stage
A stage filled with lifelong club & eorumsani performances by the
village performance team

Humanities Experience Hall
Enjoy 26 spaces of enjoying humanities made by branding the humanities
village of the Chilgok area
*Create your own fan, hand towel and kalguksu (noodles soup)

Lifelong Eorumsani Experience Hall
An experience hall created through the talent donation of
talented masters in the Chilgok area
*Create your own initial –engraved talent

United Nations Forces soldiers present musical instrument performances.

Peace Playground
An experience/concert filled playground for feeling, seeing and enjoying peace.
*Mini zoo, aquarium, balloon art experience, music doll play

Patriotic Playground
Experience the soul and spirit of patriotism and peace in this patriotic playground
*Wall-drawings, caricature, patriotic calligraphy, writing patriotic slogans, etc.

Silgyeong (Scenic Background) Musical
A musical based on the background of Nakdong River, created
by 100 residents, soldiers and actors displaying the epic story of 55 Days.

Army Cultural Performance
Enjoy the rich cultural performances by soldiers including
honor guards, military brands, samulnori, Taekwondo and other
martial art demonstrations.

Flag bearers of the United Nations Forces in march.

Peace Concert Programs
October 11 (Friday)
-Children’s Peace Song Festival (11:00-12:00)
-Army Culture Concert (14:00-15.30)-
ㆍHonor Guard, Samulnori, Taekwondo Demonstration
-China Jiyuan City Invitational Concert (13:00-14:00)
-Grand Opening Ceremony (17:30-20:00)
A grand opening ceremony where special guests, US Army soldiers, soldiers, honor guards and military bands will gather together to celebrate the festival.
-Opening Ceremony Concert Fireworks (20:00-22:00)

October 12 (Saturday)
-Patriotic Road Walking Experience (10:10-11:00)
-China Jiyuan City Invitational Concert (11:00-12:00)
-Army Culture Concert
ㆍHonor Guard, Samulnori, Taekwondo, ROK Fringe Concert (13:30-16:30)
-Hyangsa Gwihee Park
ㆍSpecial Master Pansori Singer Concert(19:00-21:00)
ㆍSilgyeong (Scenic Background) Musical “55 Days” (21:20-22:00)

October 13 (Sunday)
-Nakdong River Patriotic Road Cycling Marathon(10:00-11:00)
-2019 Global Family Festival (13:00-16:00)
-Peace Army Concert (16:30-17:30)
-Silgyeong (Scenic Background) Musical “55 Days” (19:00-20:00)
-Closing Ceremony Concert Fireworks (19:40-22:00)

Culture Concert Programs
October 11(Friday)
-Nakdong River Oulim Hanmadang (Waegwan, Gisan 10:00-12:00)
-Nakdong River Oulim Hanmadang (Jicheon, Dongmyeong 13:00-15:00)
-Patriotic Peace Concert (16:00-18:00)
-Lifelong Education Eorumsani Concert & Gyeongbuk Alliance Concert (18:00-22:00)

October 12 (Saturday)
-Nakdong River Oulim Hanmadang (Buksan, Akmok 10:00-12:00)
-World Culture Day (US Army & Multi Cultural Day. 11:00-15:00)
-2019 Nakdong Arirang Festival (16:00-18:00)
-Lifelong Education Eorumsani Concert & Gyeongbuk Alliance Concert (18:00-22:00)

October 13 (Sunday)
-Nakdong River Oulim Hanmadang (Seokjeok, Gasan 10:00-12:00)
-Gyeongbuk Alliance Concert (13:00-15:00)
-Traditional Korean Music Autumn Concert (16:00-18:00)
-Lifelong Education Eorumsani Concert & Gyeongbuk Alliance Concert (18:00-22:00)

Cho Kyujg-hee edt@koreapost.com

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