Festivals

Festivals
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The Festival Calendar of Jeollanamdo starts every year on January 1st with the several Sunrise Festivals all over Jeollanamdo. From this point until the very end of December Jeollanamdo’s Festival Calendar is full of exciting festivals. Each festival is unique and offers a different perspective on Korea’s and Jeollanamdo’s way of life. These festivals not only introduce the visitors to the beauty of Jeollanamdo but also to its rich and long history and traditions.


Jeollanamdo’s Festivals

Hyangilam Sunrise Festival

December 31st to January 1st, every year

The festival to make a wish for the new year is held to bid farewell to the previous year and greet a new year at Hyangilam Rock on December 31st, every year.

Gwangyang Plum Festival

March every year

Every March, the Seomjingang riverside in Daam-myeon, Gwangyang-si becomes brilliant with white plum blossoms heralding the spring, first in the southern region, as about 1 million plum trees burst into bloom.

Damyang Bamboo Festival

May every year

The Damyang Bamboo Festival combines the value of bamboo, the blessed natural resource of Damyang, with the local culture. The Damyang Bamboo Festival is a participatory festival in which all residents participate to pass down and develop the traditional bamboo culture and art.

Myeongnyang Battle Festival

September every year

Wando-gun hosts the Myeongnyang Battle Festival to honor the spirit of the Jeolla-do people and the General Yi Sun-shin who saved the country as well as to commemorate his victory in the Battle of Myeongnyang in 1597.

Festivals in 2021

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic all festivals of 2021 have either been cancelled or their exact date has not been announced yet. We will keep you updated on any changes and news on the festivals in Jeollanamdo.