Mangwolbong Sunrise Festival for the First Morning of 2017
On the first morning of 2017, a commemorative traditional festival will be held in Mongchontoseong Earthen Fortification Mangwolbong in Olympic Park, which is a historical place of Hanseong Baekje.
Tens of thousands of residents gather every new year on the first morning to enjoy the sunrise along the horizon, in order to pray for the good health and prosperity of their families and to hope for their new year’s wishes and goals.
Various activities, such as eating tteokguk, writing wishes, fortune telling and setting family mottos, will help the residents find their hopes for the new year.
The festival is expected to continue with holding torches of hope, playing percussion instruments while reciting new year’s hopes, hitting the Bell of Wishes, breaking the baskets of fortune, shouting for the sunrise and cheering.
Department of Culture and Sports 2147-2800