The 21th Gwangalli Eobang Festival
|Busan Haeundae-gu 2023.05.12~2023.05.14 PlaceKorea|
Date: May 12-14, 2023
Venue: Gwangalli Beach & Suyeong Historical Park
Gwangalli Eobang Festival, the Korea’s only traditional fishing village festival, is a Busan’s representative spring festival and named after Eobang, a fishing organization for the naval forces and fishermen during the Joseon Dynasty, and it offers a variety of programs to local residents and tourists based on history and tradition.
During the Gwangalli Eobang Festival, a stage is installed in the middle of Gwangalli Beach against the backdrop of beautiful Gwangandaegyo Bridge, and the musical “Eobang” is presented to move and entertain visitors by portraying fishermen’s lives, training conducted by the naval forces and battles against Japanese invaders on the theme, “The Birth of Eobang.” The musical performance is followed by large-scale dragnet-dragging participated in by audiences, Jindu Eohwa and exciting Daedong Nori. It also features such diverse events as enables participants to experience the sea and a sandy beach including Eobang Folk Village reenacting Fishing Folk Village reminding many of Folk Village, Catching Fish with Bare Hands and Sushi Contest.