On the day of the first full moon of the Lunar New Year, which falls on the 15th day of the first lunar month of the year, the Jeongwol Daeboreum festival is held in order to pray for good health and good fortune in the coming year.
This year the festival falls on Saturday, February 8th, and a variety of events, such as ritual ceremonies, Daljip burning (the burning of a large straw heap bonfire under the light of the moon), Jisin-balgi (stomping on the ground to comfort the god of the earth) and the performing of folk plays are being planned at a number of locations around Busan. They are public events with free admission. The main event of the festival, the Daljip burning will take place around moonrise after the opening ritual ceremony. There will be various participation programs for visitors, including New Year’s wish writing, traditional Korean folk games and more.
A list of Daeboreum Festival venues in Busan:
38th Haeundae Dalmaji Oncheon Festival (Feb. 6 – 8)
February 8, 2020 at Haeundae Beach, 10:00am – 8:00pm
(Moonrise: 4:43 p.m.)
There will be an enormous daljip taeugi (in which participants burn objects in the shape of the moon) – which will be the highlight of the festival.
○ Events: Gilnori (Street Parade), Jisin-balgi, Gangkang Suwollae (Korean circle dance), Traditional Korean folk games – Tuho (arrow toss), Yutnori (traditional board game), Jegi-chagi (Korean hacky-sack), reenactment of boats returning from Oryuk, Daedong Nori (communal event between performers and an audience)
○ Directions: Haeundae Station (Metro line 2), exit 3 or 5 → Walk about 5 minutes to the beach
(Haeundae-gu Office ☎051-749-4062)
Suyeong Traditional Daljipnori (Full Moon Bonfire)
February 8, 2020 at Gwangalli Beach, 3:00 p.m. – 6:20 p.m.
(Moonrise: 5:50 p.m.)
○ Suyeong-gu Office ☎ 051-610-4064
○ Events: Jwibulnori, New Year’s wish writing
Intangible Cultural Heritage Performance (Suyeong Yaru, Jwasuyeong Eobang Nori)
Jisin-balgi performance, ritual ceremony, Daljip burning
○ Directions: Gwangan Station (Metro line 2), exit 3 or 5
More events will be updated soon.