Hi Seoul Festival began on May 2 and will run until May 10. If you’re in Seoul on these dates, don’t miss out on the events of this festivity being held at Cheonggyecheon, the five palaces (Gyeongbokgung, Changdokgung, Changgyeonggung, Deoksugung and Gyeonghuigung), and of course – Seoul Plaza.
^^Seoul Plaza fountain
Last May 5, Children’s Day, my family spent the afternoon at Seoul Plaza (located in front of the City Hall). The Seoul city government provided a host of fun activities for the kids and their parents alike. These are the Seoul mask making, Spring Breeze Dance, Euro Bungee, Hopping Ball, Hot Pink Postbox and Hot Pink Factory.
We had fun decorating the free masks.
Families enjoying the mask making event.
At Cheonggyecheon, the “Hot Pink Ribbons of Hope” caught my attention. Citizens wrote down their wishes on the hot pink ribbons provided by cosmetics company “Mary Kay.”
Around the sculpture called “Spring,” are coins and paper cranes tossed in by visitors to the event. My son’s day care center sent us a coin bank three weeks ago for the said event that he gladly filled up with coins.
Since it was a really warm day, kids and their parents took time out to cool down at Cheonggyecheon’s waters.
Hot pink buttons are given free for the people to write down messages and post on the hot pink covered wall in Cheonggyecheon.
Hi Seoul Festival will run until Sunday. Several Korean celebs will perform at the Seoul Plaza from Friday night until this Sunday’s closing.
May 8 Friday, 8-10 PM – Merry Parents Day with guests: Park Joon Hyeong, Wink, Park Hyeon Bin, Kim Hye Yeong
May 9, Saturday, 8-10 PM – Fever Night with guests: House Rules, Lee Pani, Defcon, Bae Seul-Gi, S-Flave (B-boy) and DJ
May 10, Sunday, 8-10 PM – Closing Ceremony with the Seoul Spring Chamber Music Festival with Ensemble Nouvelle Generation de Paris and guests: Bum, No Brain, Kim Gyeong Ho, Cherry Filter, Shin Hae Cheol, YB Band
At the Cheonggye Plaza on Saturday at 6 PM – Han Biya, Park Hwa Yobi, Park Jeong Ah and Kim Dong Wook.