Get ready to practice your ‘Hangeul’
If you want to experience Korea without leaving the country, here’s your chance to immerse yourself in “Spring in Joseon” in Davao City. SM Lanang Premier and the Korean Cultural Center (KCC) will be celebrating Korea’s rich heritage and traditions on April 29 to 30, 2023.
This two-day festival offers an exciting opportunity to learn about the roots of Korean culture and delve into the Joseon Dynasty through traditional food, performances, games, cultural activities, and aesthetically-themed photo spots inspired by the “Sageuk” or Korean period drama.
In Korea, spring in Joseon symbolizes the birth of present-day Korea when the Korean alphabet, known as “Hangeul,” was created. Hangeul allowed Koreans to freely express themselves, which led to the development of Korean literature and its modern-day impact through the widely popular K-dramas and K-pop music.
Mallgoers can look forward to Hangeul classes, engaging in traditional Korean spring activities like Bongseonhwa Nail Dye using balsam blossoms, participating in traditional games such as Neolttwigi, indulging in springtime delicacies like Hwaejeon (flower pancake), and capturing memorable photos at aesthetic spots resembling a Korean palace.
The festival will also feature performances of traditional songs like Pungmulnori (percussion ensemble) and Pansori (solo musical storytelling), along with a special performance by P-Pop star and breakthrough artist, Mona Gonzales.
Additionally, the KCC will be hosting the first-ever “Everyone’s KPOP: Davao” K-pop contest on April 29. The grand winner of the contest will have the opportunity to perform on stage again the following day, concluding the festival on a high note.
Don’t miss out on all the festivities taking place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Fountain Court, SM Lanang Premier in Davao City.