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Hi Seoul Festival South Korea

Foundation of Arts and Culture

Seoul, is the capital and largest city of South Korea with a population of over ten million people it is also one of the largest cities in the world. Almost half of South Korea's population lives in the Seoul National Capital Area, and nearly a quarter in Seoul itself, making it the country's foremost economic, political, and cultural center.

Seoul is indeed a city of festivals. Streams of citizens and tourists are attracted to the city around the year due to the various festivals offered. You will certainly run into a festival or two during your staty in Seoul. The internationally-famed major festivals of the city provide a wide variety of cultural events that appeal to both Koreans and foreigners, from the traditionally themed to those with more modern, Western influences.

The Hi Seoul Festival is the city's most prominent cultural festival and is hosted by Seoul Metropolitan City and the Seoul Foundation of Arts and Culture. This year the event will be held for six days from May 5th to May 10th in Yeouido Hangang Park and downtown Seoul.

The theme this year in "Communicating with Seoulites through nonverbal performances". The festival will be packed with diverse opportunities that will place the spotlight on Seoul citizens giving them a chance to show off their hidden talents.

The event is expected to attract active participation. This five-day event features drama performances, parades, traditional ceremonies, food fairs and light shows and is lots of fun The festival invites thousands to take part in a wide range of programs, including the Nonverbal Open Contest and the Performance Participation Program.


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