|HUGE festival, this is only part of it|
It represents the mixture of the spiritual background of Korea displaying a diversity of ceremonies with Confucianism, Shamanism, Taoism, and Buddhism rituals. There were different traditional games, performances, music, rituals and customs, and mask dramas. There was also Korean wrestling (for men) and swinging (for women) to kind of "show off themselves" because they believe this day, the Dano day, is the day all the universe converges and all the energies of nature become one, including the best day to fall in love.
|it was so refreshing, and smelt nice|
|I made one of these pictures, different character|
The largest market in Korea is held during this festival as well, with goods from all the different areas of the country.
One of my new addictions :) At a couple festivals they've had this make-your-own version. Which is awesome, since as most of you know I go crazy with toppings! Think snow-cone sundae, it's AMAZING! Here it is.
There was a mask dance performed by elementary school students. It was very impressive!
- The jangjamari, who wear burlap bags and adorn themselves with seaweed and grains, exhibit the complex characteristics of the deities of the sea and earth. The sisiddakddagi, who look threatening with their faces painted in a variety of colors and carry red swords, represent the deities who ward off evil spirits.
-The story consists of five scenes. First, the two Jangnamari perform the pastime scene, then the yangban
and the new bride performs the love scene, then the two sisiddakddagi perform the interruption scene. After this, the new bride pretends to commit suicide to prove her love, but in the final scene everyone is reconciled."