Spend the Lunar New Year at Cheong Wa Dae with “The Daring New Year of the Dragon” Event
Date Feb 06, 2024
Feb. 9–11: Cultural events for the Lunar New Year at Cheong Wa Dae include story concerts exploring its history, culture, and nature, along with tea ceremonies to share blessings
Feb. 9–12: Each day, 400 visitors, as well as 100 more who are born in the Year of the Dragon, are set to receive a desk calendar with a Cheong Wa Dae background
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (Minister YU In Chon, MCST) and the Cheong Wa Dae Foundation (Chairperson JUNG Gap Young, the Foundation) are cohosting a cultural event titled “The Daring New Year of the Dragon” during the Lunar New Year holidays from February 9 to 11 (Fri–Sun) at Cheong Wa Dae.
Feb. 9–11: The story concert “Cheong Wa Dae, A Daring Tale” is set to take place on the second floor of Chunchugwan at 2:00 p.m.
The “Sharing Brave Blessings” tea ceremony will be held on the first floor of Chunchugwan every 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.
The story concert “Cheong Wa Dae, A Daring Tale,” featuring experts in Cheong Wa Dae’s history, culture, and nature, will be held daily from February 9 to 11 at 2:00 p.m. on the second floor of Chunchugwan for 60 minutes. On the 9th, Professor AHN Chang Mo from Kyonggi University will present “The Architectural Story of Cheong Wa Dae.” On the 10th, Korean history instructor CHOI Tae Seong will discuss “The Historical Story of Cheong Wa Dae.” Meanwhile, on the 11th, Professor Emeritus PARK Sang Jin from Kyungpook National University will share “The Story of the Trees at Cheong Wa Dae,” exploring the symbolism and significance of Cheong Wa Dae as a cultural space for the public, celebrating its second year of openness.
On the first floor of Chunchugwan, from the 9th to the 11th, the tea ceremony event “Sharing Brave Blessings” will be held daily at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. for 60 minutes. Participants will pair up to learn about our traditional tea culture and exchange New Year’s well-wishes. Both Koreans and foreigners, including children accompanied by guardians, can participate. This offers an opportunity to delve into the consideration and spirit embedded in our tea culture, creating precious memories with family and friends.
Event registration begins on February 5 at 2:00 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis on the Cheong Wa Dae official website (www.cheongwadaeopen.kr).
From February 9 to 12, a desk calendar with photos of the representative spaces of Cheong Wa Dae will also be gifted.
In addition, the Ministry and the Foundation have created a commemorative desk calendar featuring photos of Cheong Wa Dae’s most prominent spaces. From February 9 to 12 (Fri–Mon), the calendar will be gifted on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 400 visitors daily at the Cheong Wa Dae entrance gates (Main Gate, Chunchumun Gate). Visitors born in the Year of the Dragon can present their IDs at the Grand Garden Information Center to obtain a calendar, available to the first 100 visitors daily on a first-come, first-served basis.