Jeju Field-Burning Festival

Attraction Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Jeju-si Aewol-eup Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hours 30 mins
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
05:00 PM
06:30 PM
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The Jeju Field-Burning Festival is a ceremony to pray for health and a good harvest in the coming year. It offers hands-on events where visitors can participate in folk games

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Why Jeju Field-Burning Festival is special ?

The Jeju Field-Burning Festival is a ceremony to pray for health and a good harvest in the coming year. The festival offers a number of hands-on events where visitors can participate in folk games and traditions, and you can also enjoy the sights of Jeju Island’s stunning natural environment.


The festival {Jeongwol Daeboreum Festival} dates back hundreds of years to when local farmers would burn their fields as a way to cleanse the area of disease, forget the old year, and pray for good health and harvest in the coming Korean lunar year. The festival was banned in the 1970's due to a high risk of wildfire {Jeju Island is incredibly windy}, but was brought back by popular demand


Source: http://ashleyinjeju.blogspot.com/

What to explore at Jeju Field-Burning Festival?

The entire hill is doused in kerosene and literally lit on fire. On the hill is a large emblem in Korean writing, {and "2014" for the new year}, which glow in a chain reaction as the fire catches all over the oreum. Impressive fireworks explode next, and rain their own sparks onto the huge bonfire below. It happens incredibly quick.

Folk dancing, mobile food carts selling hot dogs and fried fish on a stick, fire dancers, fireworks, and local crafts are all part of the chaos and fun. The traffic was a mess, as thousands travel to experience the festival first-hand.

Source: http://ashleyinjeju.blogspot.com/

How to get to Jeju Field-Burning Festival?

[Bus]

From Jeju International Airport, take Bus 100 to Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal.

From Jeju Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus bound for Pyeonghwa-ro Road (평화로).

Get off at Hwajeon Village (화전 마을).

Shuttle buses available during the festival period.

Transportation inquiries:

Tourism Policy Division (+82-2-64-728-2751), Air Traffic Division (+82-2-64-728-3191), Information Officers (+82-2-64-728-2021)

Source: http://www.koreaobserver.com/

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Total travel distance
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Number of places
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  • The festival is usually hold in a period of 3 days ( March 7th - 9th)
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  • Festival-goers can also experience the traditional lifestyle and practices of Korea’s farmers, including a traditional wedding ceremony at the festival.
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