Great Battle of Hansan Festival

Great Battle of Hansan Festival (Hansan Daecheop)

August
The Great Battle of Hansan Festival is held annually in Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea, for four days in August. This colorful and eventful celebration marks the stunning victory of Admiral Yi Sun-sin over the Japanese navy at the Battle of Hansan during the Imjin War (1592-1598).
A re-enactment of the battle in the waters off Tongyeong is the undisputed highlight of the event, but dozens of associated activities are also held in this commemoration of Korea's most revered national hero. They include a commemorative parade; performances of music, dance, and drama; art exhibitions; and lectures. Tongyeong, which some refer to as the "Naples of Asia," is a port city renowned for its beautiful setting and vibrant arts scene. The festival has taken place since the 1960s.
CONTACTS:
Great Battle of Hansan Festival
27-1 Docheon-dong
Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do 650-110 South Korea
www.hsdf.or.kr/en/index.php
Korea National Tourism Organization
737 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 910
Chicago, IL 60611
800-868-7567 or 312-981-1717; fax: 312-981-1721
english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/index.kto
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