A real highlight of the Jeju festival calendar, the Fire Festival, will welcome the start of spring by setting alright Saebyeol Oreum.
The festival, based on the tradition of setting alight fields to burn off old grass and vermin for cattle, will open on Thursday, March 2, although the main event won't be until won’t be until Saturday 4.
As well as the setting alright of the oreum, there will be a whole range of food, performances, and experiences to try out while at the festival.
▲ The 2016 Fire Festival Photo courtesy Eric Hevesy
Yeongdeung Gut Global Academy
Chilmeoridang Yeongdeung Gut is a traditional Jeju ritual held every year in order to pray for an abundant harvest and a plentiful catch at sea. The ritual is on the Unesco Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity due to its “distinctive embodiment of Jeju Identity”.
The Yeongdeung Gut Global academy is a is a series of programs on various aspects of Jeju’s shamanic culture. Programs run throughout March and include various tours, workshops, and lectures to help participants better understand this traditional ritual.
These days Jeju has an abundance of places to satisfy your brunch cravings. This month we reviewed With Us Travel, but good brunch can also be found in many other places. Here are two places The Jeju Weekly has recently reviewed.
▲ Salmon and Avocado Bruschetta Photo courtesy Justin Ferrell
Seogwipo Canola Flower International Walking Festival
The Seogwipo Canola Flower International Walking Festival enters its 19th year in 2017. The brilliant yellow of Canola flowers are one of the first signs of Jeju's spring and along with the Cherry Blossom Festival, it is one of the year's most anticipated flower festivals.
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