Seoul, apart from being the capital and the main city is also the cultural hub of South Korea. Its multiculturalism can be enjoyed by visitors, who soon after landing here through conveniently available flights to Seoul, realize that festivity is an inseparable part of Seoulites’ lives. Indeed, streams of people from across the globe are attracted to the city all through the year due to the various celebrations on offer. Amazingly traveling through Seoul anytime of the year, is certainly going to run you slap bang into some or the other festival in full swing. These varieties of cultural rich events are of huge appeal to foreigners whether they are traditional or modern in their outlook. The venues of these festivals are major parks and performing arts venues, which are also tourist attractions in general.
Planning to take cheap flights to Seoul to spend a holiday with family? February is the time when ‘The Lunar New Year’ Festival awaits you and your family. This is a perfect celebration of family ties in Soul and you may get a chance to witness the emotions of the People returning to their hometowns, while the three-day long celebration of the Lunar New Year. Watching the charye - a ceremony performed by these local families followed by a picnic at the ancestral gravesite, may leave a mark of Korean culture on your minds forever.
April, which sees the celebrations of The Lotus Lantern Festival, is another time to rejoice with the Korean folk events. This single day festival is the birth anniversary of Buddha. You will be thrilled to see the huge lantern exhibition and watch programs that are lined up one after the other. Take Lessons on lantern making or show your artistic talents by Printing and engraving conventional patterns, doing some face painting. If meditational activities interest you then here is the time to enrich your holiday by studying and practicing Zen meditation. Wherever you go, you will find colorful lanterns adorning every home, hotel and restaurant. Luminous displays can be seen decorating the streets of Seoul long before the day of festival.
Winter with ‘Hi Seoul’
Hi Seoul Festival is a five-day event with drama performances, traditional ceremonies, parades, food fairs and light shows which every traveler like you waits with anticipation. For cheap tickets and good holiday packages while the festival is on the swing, one should plan for the vacation well in advance. Live cultural and artistic concerts are performed at Yeouido Hangang Park as well as the urban squares.
The ‘Hi Seoul Festival’ definitely is a not to miss event for traveler’s to Korea, offering a huge variety of non-verbal activities and shows, using gestures or sounds, understandable by people of all backgrounds and ages.
Seoul drum festival in October is among the other massive celebrations taking place in Seoul all through the year. This Seoul International Drum Festival features its true soul of an "Open Street Festival" and audience can be participants in the events. But being a part of this musical extravaganza would be possible only if you make advance enquiries about airline tickets for cheap to the city, in order to cherish each and every moment of this festival.
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