For the weekends, the streets of Jeonju Hanok Village are for pedestrians only. This enabled the traditional Korean plays and performances to fill the streets. The local cultural producers’ cooperative called “Hapgut Maul” conducts traditional Yunhee (a variety of performances including mask dance, folk band, flag dance and the like) parade. This week, I visited this parade to immerse myself in the festive mood of the early summer in the Hanok Village.
Every Saturday, from Namchungyo Bridge to Gyeonggijeon Palace!
This year, the Hanok Village Traditional Yunhee Parade is held every Saturday from 14:30 to 15:30. The parade starts from Namchungyo Bridge, crosses the main streets of the Hanok Village and arrives at Gyeonggijeon Palace in 15:30. In the course of the parade, at several points, a variety of performances are also held, including the famous Jeonju Gijeop Noli (local flag dance). I couldn’t help but dance and marvel at the scene.
Jeonju Gijeop Noli and famers’ musical bands are being held in the main streets of Jeonju Hanok Village. It must be a pleasant surprise to come across and follow the parade wielding huge flags with dragons drawn on them.
Traditional Yunhee parade also performs traditional Korean folk song concerts along with the flag dance. If you don’t have enough time to follow the whole course of the parade, wait in the main road of the Hanok Village. Then you won’t miss the main part of the parade.
The schedule for traditional Yunhee parade is subject to change when weather is bad. If you’re unsure, I recommend calling Hapgut Maul (063-236-1577). Jeonju is famous for the food but if you could enjoy a festive time here, your visit to the city of traditional Korean culture will be remembered for a longer time!