Hampyeong-gun, ‘2021 Republic of Korea National War’… 5th Opening Ceremony

The ‘Earth Ball Hand Model’ sculpture installed at Hampyeong Expo Park (Photo_Hampyeong-gun)

The ‘2021 Republic of Korea National Hyangdaejeon’, the representative festival of Hampyeong-gun, Jeollanam-do, will welcome guests for 17 days, starting with a splendid opening ceremony on the 5th.

Hampyeong-gun announced on the 3rd, “The opening ceremony of the ‘Korea National Day Daejeon’ which will be held on the 5th will be broadcast live online after 2 years since the COVID-19 pandemic.”

In consideration of the COVID-19 situation this year, the opening ceremony will be conducted offline and online at the same time by reducing the number of attendees. Visitors who could not attend the opening ceremony can watch the show in real time through the YouTube channel ‘2021 Korea Gukhyang Daejeon TV’.

The opening ceremony is divided into Part 1 and Part 2, the pre-ceremonial event, and Part 3, the main event. The first part of the talk concert and card section performance on the theme of ‘Hampyeong Chrysanthemum’ will be held on the Infiorata street built in the town center, and in the second part, Governor Lee Sang-ik will visit the Hampyeongcheon street filled with the fragrance of chrysanthemums. They march and introduce the photo zone.

From 6 pm, it will move to the central plaza of Hampyeong Expo Park and the 3rd part opening ceremony will be held. A variety of attractions are prepared, from song and dance performances under the theme of ‘coexistence of earth and humans’ to media façades and fireworks performances.

In particular, this year’s Gukhyang Daejeon is expected to present a feast of chrysanthemums and lights to visitors to Hampyeong as more than 600 sculptures of landscapes ranging from media art are installed throughout the Expo Park and downtown Hampyeong-eup.

There is also an online program for those who could not visit the festival site. There are live commerce where you can purchase agricultural and special products of Hampyeong, as well as programs where you can watch colorful chrysanthemum sculptures on YouTube.

In addition, it is expected to draw the attention of tourists as there are various entertainment activities such as bobu-sang recreation prepared to revitalize the township, auction of special products, and show off merchant food.

Hampyeong County Governor Lee Sang-ik said, “Our military has the know-how of hosting festivals from Butterfly Festival to Gukhyang Daejeon for more than 23 years. I will leave,” he said.

On the other hand, the admission ticket for Gukhyang Daejeon is 7,000 won for adults, 5,000 won for youth and military, and 3,000 won for children, the elderly, and kindergarten students when purchased on site. You can enjoy Gukhyang Daejeon at a % discount.

Reporter Lee So-mi [email protected]


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