Spring In Korea – Top 20 Spring Festivals To Enjoy In South Korea 2022!

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In this article, we will share the best upcoming Korean festivals all across South Korea during Spring seasons. If you are seriously interested in travel or visit Korea, then make sure you also learn their festival in every seasons, this time I will share about the upcoming korean spring festivals.

Korean festivals are based on the Korea’s culture, rituals, myths and beliefs. What I love from Korea is that despite it’s modernizations, the old traditional houses, culture, rituals remains the same and untouched, eventhough some of them try to adapt with new modern culture, yet the foundation and basis is still the same.

As you see in many of my pictures on instagram shared by the most talented photographer all around South Korea, Korea is able to mix the old and the new altogether without creating division. In fact, it’s blend perfectly and becoming number 1 reasons people all over the world love to see Korea.

Same with Festivals, Korea is able to use all these different festivals in each seasons to create something dynamic and beautiful time all through the year. Every local korean love to wait all this festival day come and expect to see and experience each one of them. It’s never been the same year by year, as the government together with the local korean always strive to improve and be their best, no doubt Korea become the hotspot in Asian country.

The Best Time to Visit Korea

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No doubt the best time to visit Korea is during Spring and Autumn, while winter also have a lot of beautiful things and snow to offer, i find spring and autumn is the most convenient time to travel.

Spring is start from March to May and Autumn is start from September to November, this time is the best time to visit South korea. Make sure you check out their own seasonal festival before you come to travel so you won’t miss it.

Spring Festivals In South Korea 2022

Disclaimer: Make sure to visit each website for each festival, because it’s currently during covid19 pandemic and many festival might be cancel depends on the situations.

Spring in Korea is one of the best times to travel as the weather is not hot and not cold, its kind of warm temperature. The most beautiful things on spring is that many flowers begin to bloom, in which apricot plum and cherry blossoms are the beautiful flowers all koreans waiting to see. It’s spread across the country, the mood can’t be expressed by words, you need to really walk on the path of cherry blossoms then you will understand why Korea is a country of Love.

Additionally, there are many others Korean festivals to enjoy if you choose to travel Korea in the Spring. Here is the list of Korean spring festivals you might consider to attend as you travel South Korea.

1. Jinhae Gunhangje Cherry Blossom Festival

Jinhae Gunhangje Cherry Blossom Festival

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Spring in Korea is almost defined by the cherry blossom, and this festival is undoubtedly one of Korea’s most popular festivals. Jinhae is the most photogenic cherry blossoms area all over south korea. It usually blossom on first until second week of April.

However, the beautiful blooms on Cherry Blossom trees only lasts in each location for a very short period of time. But don’t worry, it takes around a month or more to spread all over from the north to the south korea, so you will have lots of opportunities to enjoy the festival. Just make sure that you’ll be in Korea in April.

2. Mungyeong Traditional Chasabal Festival

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Mungyeong is famous for it’s traditional ceramic works, it first launched in 1999 and has becoming a signature festival in Mungyeong areas. Mungyeong Traditional Chasabal Festival is usually held in the month of May at Mungyeongsaejae Open Set Studio in Mungyeong city, North Gyeongsang Province.

In this Korean festival, you can purchase various ceramic products, join various activities such as traditional tea ceremony and making pottery, that is operated by local artisans. 

Make sure to visit their website for more informations.

3. Damyang Bamboo Festival

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Damyang Bamboo festival has lots of physical activities, including bamboo log rafting and water biking. if you love some outdoor hands on activities, then you might be interested to come here and attend this festival.

Make sure to visit the website for more information.

4. Taean Tulip Festival

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Taean Tulis Festival are really beautiful to behold as the tulips are blooming everywhere in vibrant colors. The venue has multiple sections different themes and decorations. Taean Tulip Festival located at the Korea Flower Park in Taean-gun, South Chungcheong Province. 

Make sure to visit the website for more informations.

5. Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival

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Gyeongju is a must for those who want to see the ancient local and traditional culture of Korea. You can see Korea’s traditional buildings decorated with cherry blossoms in UNESCO World Heritage Centre. 

Make sure to visit the website for more informations.

6. Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

Seokchonhosu Lake Cherry Blossom Festival

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Seokchonhosu Lake Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual event at the Seokchonhosu Lake area, Seoul. The event usually takes place between early to mid-April, when cherry blossoms in full and beautifully decorate the areas.

This beautiful lake is lined with cherry blossoms, one of the best spots to enjoy during the spring seasons in Seoul. Visit on a sunny day for the bes sight the Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival.

Make sure to visit the website for more informations.

7.Gwangali Eobang Festival – 광안리 어방축제

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The city’s Eobang Festival is held on Gwangali beach in Busan, South Korea. During the festival, participants can try to catch fish with their hands, drag fishing nets, and even windsurf.

Make sure to visit the website for more informations.

8. Boseong Green Tea Festival Plantation

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I personally really love Boseong Green Tea Fields area, as I love the green scenery and green teas as well. This is the best place where you can see rows upon rows of green tea bushes covering steep Korean hillsides. This festival will give you the opportunity to pick your own leaves, make healthy Korean green tea, and try lots of green tea based products.

If you’re a tea lover, be sure to add this to your to-do list while you’re in Korea no matter what seasons you plan to visit. Try all of the tea centric activities and workshops available just to enrich your knowledge and experience.

Make sure to visit the website for more information.

9. Goyang International Flower Festival

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This festivals shows you many different types of plants and flowers you might never saw before. They also offers photo areas, exhibitions, and more. If you are nature lovers, then you might want to spend the whole day here, it’s located at the outer side of Seoul. 

Make sure to visit the website for more information.

10. Hampyeong Butterfly Festival

Hampyeong Butterfly Festival

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This is one of the best festivals in Korea for nature lovers and environmentally-minded people. You can see these colourful butterflies and learn about butterflies and other insects, as well as seeing traditional Korean agriculture.

Make sure to visit the website for more information.

11. Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival

Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival

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Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival is actually celebrating a natural phenomenon when the Jindo Sea opens up and expose a 1.8 mile sands that connect two of the country islands, Jindo to Modo islands. It’s similar to Moses parting the red sea, however this one is natural phenomenon.

Make sure to visit the website for more information.

12. Daegu Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Culture Festival 대구약령시 한방문화축제

Daegu Yangnyeongsi herb medicine culture festival is a great introduction to relaxing and holistic herbal medicine practices to visitors that are unfamiliar with herbal medicine. Herbal medicine is celebrated around the world, and Korea has harvested various roots and herbs in the mountains for centuries in use of medicinal stuff.

They will give you a free check up as you come here, so you can also learn more about your own health as well as Korean herb medicine.

13. Yeouido Spring Flower Festival 영등포 여의도 봄꽃축제

Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival 영등포 여의도 봄꽃축제

If you want to take some great pictures but don’t want to leave Seoul, then there are plenty of other spots around Seoul in which one of them are Yeongdeungpo, Yeouido areas. This is where you can take some great pictures without dealing with the chaos that comes along with tons of people all around the festivals.

If you still finf Yeouido areas is too crowd for you, then you might as well heading to university campuses such as Kyunghee University in northern Seoul, It’s much less crowd yet you can still have the same beautiful spot to take a pictures.

14. Seoul Lotus Lantern Festival 연등회

Seoul Lotus Lantern Festival 연등회

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As we know that Jogyesa temple is one of the must visit destinations in Seoul, no doubt theis Seoul Lantern Festival that is held in Jogyesa Temple is also one of the must visit festival in Seoul.

Seoul Lotus Lantern Festival takes place in spring on Buddha’s birthday. In the evening, thousands of people will walk along Jong-ro, areas, major street in central Seoul, holding a lantern and creating a magnificent sight.

The parade starts at Dongguk University, and ends at Jogyesa temple. You can also make your own lanterns, and be entertained by all the cultural performances on offer. The Lotus Lantern Festival is a 3 day festival so you can find your perfect day to see this festival. 

Make sure to visit the website for more information.

15. Chuncheon International Mime Festival 춘천 마임축제

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Chuncheon is located about 1 hour drive from Seoul, yet has a completely different feeling from Seoul. Every spring, this city in Gangwon province hosts the International Mime Festival. Artists from all over the world perform at this mime festival. So you can expect to see some extraordinary talent presented here in this areas.

Make sure to visit the website for more information.

16. Gwangyang Maehwa Apricot Plum Blossom Festival

Gwangyang Maehwa Apricot Plum Blossom Festival

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The apricot plum blossoms are the symbol of new hope, the sign of spring coming after the cold winter in Korea. It comes usually in March before the Cherry Blossoms. You can see it in Maehwa Village, you can enjoy to see this apricot plum while trying the plum blossom ice cream around Gwangyang City.

Make sure to visit the website for more information.

17. Jeju Fire Festival

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This is one of the most famous festivals in Korean celebrated over 3 days in the beautiful city of Jeju. This festivals sets the city ablaze to pray for a good upcomig harvest and health in the upcoming new year. The festival is organized in the beautiful natural surroundings of the village of Bongseong-ri, Ayeol-eup, on Jeju Island.

This festival is an ancient tradition, It symbolizes the ritual of burning old grass to get rid of vermin before resuming the next farming season. This is a unique celebration and the sight of the hilly city on fire looks dazzling and stunning.

The festival is also celebrated with folk dance, torch march, and tribal games and activities. If you want to know more about ancient Korea, this festival is definitely for you.

Make sure to visit the website for more information.

18. Gyejoksan Mountain Barefoot Festival - Daejeon

Gyejoksan Mountain Barefoot Festival - Daejeon

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If you love to walk and exercise, then this is for you, you can join this barefoot marathon of 14km fresh red clay while overlooking the great mesmerizing views of Daejeon’s lake area. The red clay has lots of healing benefits as well as the fun of it. 

Make sure to visit the website for more informations.

19. Cheongdo Bullfighting Festival - Cheongdo

Bullfighting is a regular occurrence in the rural Cheongdo area that has been held in Korea for over 1,000 years. Don’t be surprise if you don’t find human there, because it ‘s bull on bull festival, not human against bull. If you would like to see the strongest bulls, as they fight and put a bet, maybe you need to come here.

Make sure you visit the website for more informations.

20. Nonsan Strawberry Festival

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Nonsan is the largest strawberry producer in South korea. Each year during spring season, they hold a Strawberry festival in Nonsan celebrating this tasty fruit.

Nonsan’s strawberry’s well known for being the most delicious strawberries all over south korea. During this festivals, visitors can do hands on activities such as baking strawberry cakes.

Other than that, you can also try some strawberry products such as strawberry rice cakes, pancakes and strawberry jam with a very cheap and affordable price.

Make sure to visit the website for more informations.

The Best Korean Spring Festivals 2022

I love cherry blossom, so I’ll vote for Jinhae Gunhangje Cherry Blossom Festival eventhough there’s not much to do in Jinhae. Which Korean spring festivals excited you the most? Let us know in the comment sections below!

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