Jungjo HYO Cultural Festival 2015
Oct. 3rd – 4th, 2015
The Jungjo HYO Cultural Festival, which represents the history of Hwaseong-si and explores the meaning of filial duty, will be held in the vicinity of the Yungneung and Geolleung Royal Tombs, and Yongjusa Temple from October 3 (Sat.) – 4 (Sun.) under the theme of “Blooming King Jungjo’s Filial Love.” It is also preparing re-enactments such as King Jungjo’s Procession to Royal Tomb, the Ceremonial Rite at Yungneung Royal Tomb, the Ceremony of Crown Prince’s Entrance to the National Confucian Academy, Baeksuyeon (a ceremony wishing for longevity), as well as opening and closing ceremony and performances, and an award ceremony for citizens who honor their parents. During the festival, orchestral performances and a Korean traditional music orchestra will perform to create a cozy atmosphere at the mountain temple in the autumn evening. Several lyrical performances such as the play Filial Daughter Simcheong, a Buddhist dance performance, and Temple Busking will be performed as well. Twelve kinds of experiential programs, including a foot-washing filial ceremony as well as an exhibition of artworks collected by the Filial Piety Museum, including sculptures, paintings, and crafts related to filial duty, will be held. The festival will provide time for visitors to think about filial piety and have a memorable time while watching memorable art performances. It will also operate a traditional Korean rice cake café that sells five-colored rice cake, Songpyeon (Half-moon Rice Cake), Sujeonggwa (Cinnamon Punch), and Sikhye (Sweet Rice Punch).
Event Details: King Jungjo’s Procession (Central Park, Gungpyeong Port at Byeongjeom Station) / Opening & Closing Ceremony, Award Ceremony for citizens who honor their parents (The main stage at Yongjusa Temple) / Procession to the Royal Tomb, Ceremonial Rite at Yungneung Royal Tomb, Ceremony of Crown Prince’s Entrance to the National Confucian Academy, Baeksuyeon (a ceremony for longevity)/ Traditional Korean Play “Filial Daughter Simcheong,” Buddhist Dance, Temple Busking (The main stage at Yongjusa Temple) / A filial ceremony of washing feet (entrance of the parking lot at Yongjusa Temple)
Period: Oct. 3rd – 4th, 2015
Address: (Songsan-dong) 136, Yongju-ro, Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do
Venue: Yongjusa Temple/Yungneung and Geolleung Royal Tombs