[Attraction] Gangneung Central·Seongnam Market : Gangneung Danoje Festival

Gangneung Central·Seongnam Market : Gangneung Danoje Festival

 

Gangneung Danoje, Human drama of communication

(Photo source : Gangneung Danoje Festival Committee)

 

The Danoje Festival is a big holiday in Gangneung. Held on the occasion of Dano, the Gangneung Danoje Festival is a human drama for communication between God and nature as well as coexistence between human and nature, and among ourselves.

The festival took place during the Japanese colonial rule and left paramount records when Japan committed historical and cultural invasion. The record itself remained in existence even during the Korean War. To escape the eyes of oppressors, the festival was held on a small scale at the corner of the Jungang market, Namdaecheon stream, or Seongnam-dong by the elderly and female shamans.

 

(Photo source : Gangneung Danoje Festival Committee)

 

Through historical reach, the Gangneung Danoje Festival has been passed down quite well to restore its original form. In November 2005, it was designated as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, as it is visited by more than a million tourists every year, and  has become a cultural asset to be preserved.

 

 

Information Use

 

Address : 1 Danojang-gil, Gangneung, Gangwon-do
Event location : Gangwon-do, Gangneung-si, Okcheon-ro 65beon-gil, or Designated Event Hall
Contact : 033-641-1593
Website : http://www.danojefestival.or.kr