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Samcheok Donghae Wang Isabu Festival
Witness the resurgence of Admiral Yi Sun-sin’s legacy at the 2023 Samcheok Donghae Wang Isabu Festival from October 6th to 8th. This celebration of history, culture, and art commemorates the maritime exploits of Admiral Yi Sabu, who contributed to our nation’s territorial expansion. Enjoy diverse programs, including performances, exhibitions, and competitions, as his story comes to life.
- Date(s): October 6, 2023, to October 8, 2023
- Location: Samcheok Cultural and Arts Center, Expo Road 45, Samcheok, Gangwon Province
- Admission Fees: Free
- Official Homepage: yisabu.com
Join the revival of Admiral Yi Sun-sin’s maritime exploration spirit and courage at the “2023 Samcheok Donghae Wang Isabu Festival.” This festival celebrates the historical, cultural, and artistic heritage centered around Admiral Yi Sabu, who played a pivotal role in making the Ulleungdo and Dokdo islands part of our territory 1,500 years ago. By hosting an array of events from October 6th’s opening ceremony and celebratory performances to October 7th’s radio and TV broadcasts, October 8th’s Yi Sabu quiz competition, and K-TIGERS’ taekwondo performance, the festival aims to brand the maritime history figure of the East Sea and boost local tourism.
Additionally, a special exhibition, Ulleungdo and Dokdo Ecology Photo Exhibition by the National Science Museum, along with various competitions and events, will breathe life into Yi Sabu’s story, making it not just a tale of history but a living story within our lives. On October 6th, the day the festival kicks off, we hope that Samcheok citizens, all Koreans, and especially, all of us, the precious visitors, will come together at this festival.
Key Highlights of the Festival:
- Main Programs: Opening ceremony and celebratory performance, MBC public broadcasts, Admiral Yi Sabu Taekwondo competition.
- Subsidiary Programs: Yi Sabu honor ceremony and water/land parade, special exhibition Ulleungdo and Dokdo Ecology Photo Exhibition by the National Science Museum), Yi Sabu Dokdo Symposium.
- Consumer Participation Programs: Yi Sabu lion mask-making competition, Yi Sabu quiz competition.
- Other Content: Art performances, experiential and participatory programs, and more.
- For inquiries, contact Samcheok City/Gangwon Ilbo at 033-572-7020 or 033-570-3073.
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