Ep.82 [Origins of Seollal / K-Arirang in the Philippines / Hanok Hotel Korea Palace]
World Ch. Schedule : THU 10:30 KST
Date : 2020-01-23
Seollal, Korean New Year, is one of the most important traditional holidays in Korea – they visit their hometowns, pay respect to ancestors, eat traditional foods, and bow to their parents and older family members in brand new clothing to wish for luck. Then, how did it all start? Learn more about the origins and history of Seollal.
The Bujihwa Art Troupe is a Korean art troupe, composed of licensed dancers and performers of different forms of Korean traditional art, including Lee Chun-hee, holder of National Intangible Heritage No. 57 Gyeonggi Minyo, and Choi Kyung-man, holder of Seoul Intangible Heritage No. 44 Samhyun Yookgak. Since 2003, these maestros have been presenting free performances for the underprivileged students in the Philippines to instill hope and dreams in their hearts using the power of Korean traditional arts. Take a glimpse into the 20th K-Arirang in the Philippines.
Korea may be known for its technological advances and readiness to embrace the future, but the country is also home to the amazing cultural treasure of the hanok. Their beautiful architectural features – flying eaves, exposed wooden beams, calming gardens – render them the ideal modern-day hotels to immerse yourself in Korean culture. And Korea Palace Hotel is a prime example. As a reproduction of a Goryeo-era Palace, it spans an area of 100,000m2 full of nature and culture. Let’s visit Korea Palace Hotel to enjoy Korea’s traditional culture.