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Jeju Stone Park Seolmundae Halmang FestivalMay is the month of Jeju's goddess Seolmundae Halmang and Jeju Stone Park has numerous events celebrating Jeju's heritage
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▲ Jeju Stone Park is holding the Seolmundae Halmang Festival on Friday, May 15. Photo courtesy Serenity

Jeju Stone Park is dedicated to Seolmundae Halmang, Jeju's creator goddess, and the Seolmundae Halmang festival will be held in May. Organizers aim to spread far and wide the story of the mythology of Seolmundae Halmang and Jeju's 18,000 gods and goddesses.

Jeju Stone Park
2023, Namjo-ro, Jocheon-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
+82-64-710-7731 / jejustonepark.com
Open year-round
9am to 6pm (last admission 5pm)
Adults (ages 19-64): 5,000 won / Groups (minimum of 10): 4,000 won

Seolmundae Halmang Month Schedule
May 1 (Fri) - May 31 (Sun) / Garden of Myth / Building “Our Tower” with international visitors

11am-12noon / May 2 (Sat) / Sky Pond / Opening Ceremony and “Please Look After Halmang” performance

▲ Jeju Stone Park is holding the Seolmundae Halmang Festival on Friday, May 15. Photo courtesy Serenity

May 2 (Sat) - May 20 (Wed) / Exhibition Hall 6-7, Obaek Janggun Gallery / “Please Look After Halmang” family contest exhibition

May 5 (Tue) - June 25 (Thu) / Exhibition Hall 1-5, Obaek Janggun Gallery / Werner Sasse Art Exhibition

7-8:30pm / May 14 (Thu) / Performance Hall, Obaek Janggun Gallery / Poetry Recital by Kim Suyeol and Jeju folk songs by Gureumbi Namu, Han Bori, Jin-jin, Oh Yeongmuk

11am-6pm / May 15 (Fri) - May 21 (Thu) / Dolhan Village / Learning Folk Songs about Seolmundae Halmang and Samulnori

9-10am / May 15 (Fri) / Jeju Stone Park Entrance, Seolmundae Halmang Altar / Walking Barefoot to the Altar Ceremonial Event / Poetry recitals, folk song performances and music

Seolmundae Halmang Festival schedule
Friday May 15 at Seolmundae Halmang Altar, Sky Pond, 500 Generals Gallery and other locations in Jeju Stone Park

10-11:20am / “Why porridge” anthropology lecture, ceremonial rite and poetry recital
11:20am-12noon / Seolmundae Halmang Altar / Nine Women Ritual and Religious Leaders Prayer
12noon-1pm / Ode to Seolmundae Halmang poetry, music and dance performance
1-2pm / Seolmundae Halmang Gut Shamanic Rite
2-2:30pm / Halmang World of the Sun, the Moon, and Cloud Flowers dance performance
2:30-3:30pm / Traditional Tea Ceremony
5-7pm / Hong Shin-ja Dance Performance with classical music
7:30-8:30pm / Dance and Music Performance for Seolmundae Halmang and 500 Generals

▲ Jeju Stone Park is holding the Seolmundae Halmang Festival on Friday, May 15. Photo courtesy Serenity

Other events

Jeju International Meditation Music Festival
May 15 (Fri) - May 17 (Sun)
Various dance and performance arts events over three days

Prayer Ceremony for Seolmundae Halmang Complex
May 17 (Sun)
Leader of Won Buddhism performs special ceremony

Guided Trips to Seolmundae Halmang mythology sites
May 23 (Sat) - May 24 (Sun)
1st day: Jeju Stone Park – Eastern Jeju
2nd day: Jeju Stone Park – Western Jeju

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