Gangneung hold the opening of
The Peace Olympics with its own historical culture
The 2018 Gangneung Cultural Olympiad opening ceremony on February 6 at Wolwha Street
" The Coffee Performance with the peace water drop to symbolize harmony in the mood of reconciliation between South and North Korea "
" A feast of parade presented by the residents of Gangneung, Lighting the welcome lamp for the festival "
< Gilnoli, Folks Parade >
< Haksan Odokttegi, Farmer's song >
Gangneung Cultural Olympiad opens its curtain around Gangneung station &
wolwha street from 4 p.m. on February 6 to symbolize the peace and harmony.
At the opening ceremony, 50 coffee baristas in Gangneung are going to extract coffee with the peace drop water from Mt. Bakdu (North Korea), Mt. Halla (South Korea) and PyeongChang, and hundreds of Gangneung residents participate the street parade to inspire the festival.
Gangneung Cultural Olympiad will start with ' Welcome Gangneung Gilnori (the
street parade). '
About 400 residents of Gangneung will march from Gangneung Station through Wolhwa Street to the wolhwa live sites, and the street performances will be arranged on Imdang Square from 4:30 P.M.
The cast of actors dressed up as Moowollang and Yeonwha, who are the main characters of the tale over Wolwha Street, would take part in the parade and add to the mirth of the festival with Soohorang, Bandabi and Gangneung Danoje characters. In particular, the messenger fish of Moowollang and Yeonwha will play the role of messenger of the Peace Olympics.
When the excitement of Gilnori reaches its peak, Dano Gut (a kind of exorcism) will be on a stage to pray the success of 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and Gangneung Cultural Olympiad at a Wolwha live site.
a next stage, ‘Gangneung Peace Coffee’ is to be held to symbolize peace as a
Fifty of baristas, including Choi Myeong-hee, a mayor of Gangneung city and foreigners, will serve coffee dripped with the peace drop water from Mt. Bakdu (North Korea), Mt. Halla (South Korea) and PyeongChang. Participants will pray for peace and reconciliation between the two Koreas with drinking a cup of ‘Gangneung Peace Coffee’.
The ceremony lighting the welcome lamp, which light the night of down town Gangneung during the Olympics, will then be held at the Wolhwa Street Culture Plaza.
The welcome lights will help turn downtown Gangneung into the venue of the festival during the Olympics as well as greet visitors with a symbol of hospitality.
□ The Opening Schedule ; 6th ((Tue) Feb 16:00~18:00
16:00~16:30 Parade Departure / From Gangneung station, toward Wolwha Street
16:30~16:50 Street Performance / At Imdang Square on Wolwha Street
17:00~17:15 Celebration, Dano Gut (a kind of exorcism) / At Wolwha Street Live Site
17:15~17:50 Performance, Gangneung Peace Performance / At Wolwha Street Live Site17:50~18:00 Ceremony lighting the welcome lamp / At Wolwha Street Culture Plaza