SEOUL, Sept. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – This year’s Jongno Hanbok Festival came to an end on Sunday, after successfully promoting the beauty of Hanbok, Korea’s traditional dress, in central Seoul over the weekend.
The three-day long Jongno Hanbok Festival 2017, which began on Friday, was packed with events including a performance of the traditional Korean dance ‘Ganggangsullae’ with nearly 3,000 dancers consisting of citizens, and ballet students.
“We want to organize this year’s event as an opportunity to promote the beauty of Hanbok, not only at home, but also to the world,” Jongno District said.
On Friday evening, the Gum Nanse Orchestra gave a performance at Gwanghwamun Square, with all members including the maestro sporting a Hanbok, following a talk which took place earlier that day on how Hanbok design has changed since the 15th century.
During the event dates, those who wore a Hanbok were granted free entry into a number of palaces and museums in the city, including Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace as well as discounts from selected restaurants, as part of the district’s effort to encourage the culture of wearing Hanbok.
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