Friday, May 05, 2006
Long Korean Weekend
It's a National Holiday in Korea, so it's a Long
Weekend for most Koreans. (except those working here
in the states).
With Buddha's Birthday coinciding this year with
Children's Day, workers actual lose an additional day
Nevertheless, as the nation celebrates Children's Day,
the government and businesses have prepared a wide
range of events and festivities across the country.
(Not to mention, celebrations at thousands of Buddhist
So, what do families do on the long weekend? They
focus on the family and their kids!
Where to go?
Seoul city government is holding various events at
Seoul Plaza, including a painting contest for children
and a three-day market where people can buy, sell or
exchange their belongings or crafted products.
The festival will continue until Sunday and coincides
with Seoul city's annual event, "Hi Seoul Festival."
The Festival is a massive city-wide festival.
The Ministry of Information and Communication will
also give all children under the age of 12 free
admission to the IT World in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi
The National Science Museum in Daejeon will hold magic
shows, karaoke time and martial arts performances.
Admission is free.
The Cultural Properties Administration will allow free
entry to children to palaces in the metropolitan area,
including Gyeongbok Palace, 14 royal tombs and 23