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Overview

Gaecheon Grand Festival

  • Period : Early October (every year)
  • Location : Around Manisan Mountain
  • Tel : Culture and Tourism Division of Ganghwa-gun 032-930-3622
  • Venue : Mani-san (Mt.) Regular Performance Center at Hwado-myeon
  • Main Events : Worshiping heavenly gods, National Foundation Art Festival
  • Hosting Authority : Ganghwa-gun/Gaecheon Grand Festival Promotion Committee

Main Contents

Gaecheon Grand Festival

Gaecheon Daeje (Dangun Daeje) - Chamseongdan (Main Stage)

This traditional shaman ceremony is held in order to pray for peaceful era and prosperity of national fortune upon welcoming the Foundation Day. The ceremony consists of Chilseonneo Seongmu, sacred fire lighting, platform mounting, and closing activities.

Foundation Beating Performance - Chamseong-dan (Main Stage)

The performance is conducted under the main themes of Gaecheon (Foundation), Cheonjigaebyeok, the national foundation story, and Ganghwa and Mani-san (Mt.) and traditional Pungmul and Samul are provided. Also, performance on Orient/West Drum and creative beating, which lasts for about 15 minutes, are attended by the youth ages 10~20.

Traditional Tuning Performance - Chamseongdan (Main Stage)

This performance provides the venue where all the spectators unite as one in harmony with the traditional tunes. In addition, this program offers Pungmul, traditional dance that draws a great deal of interest from the spectators.