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2018 Yeongnam-Honam Culture Festival To Be Held for 3 Days

2018 영호남 문화대축전오늘부터 3 일간 광주 상무시민공원서 열려 

2018 Yeongnam-Honam Culture Festival To Be Held for 3 Days 

 

A cultural exchange event between Honam and Yeongnam is being held in the City of Gwangju.

 

Yeongju Ahn reports.

 

The 2018 Yeongnam-Honam Culture Festival kicked off today, and will be held until September 16th for 3 days around Sangmu Citizens’ Park in Seogu district, Gwangju. 

 

The event first started in 2014 around Seoul City Hall, and the event has been held in turns both in Yeongnam-Honam, and this year marks the 5th event. 

 

The festival kicked off under its slogan ‘Harmony and Co-existence of Yeongnam and Honam’, and various culture exchange programs were prepared. The event also features a market selling local delicacies and products from two regions with some 60 booths. 

 

At the market visitors can buy local specialties from each region for up to 30% cheaper than the average price like pears from Naju city, seaweed from Wando islands, apples and persimmons from Gyeongbuk and Daegu City. 

 

In addition, the information center that exhibits farm products from Jeonnam and Gyeongbuk are being operated by Jeollanamdo and Gyeongsangbukdo as well, showcasing some 200 representative agricultural products from each region.

 

Yoon Byeong Tae, Jeollanamdo vice-governor said this event reminds us the Hwa-gae market located in between two regions, promoting the harmony between two sides. Yoon added that he expects this event to better activate the exchanges between two regions.
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