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It’s almost Buddha`s birthday!
May 26, 2015
Yeah, it’s almost Buddha’s birthday, one of Korea’s most important holidays! Prince Siddharta Gautama, later better known as Buddha, was born around 563 BCE in Lumbini which is now Nepal. His birthday is celebrated on the 8th day of the fourth month (according to the lunar calen...


Schubert’s story enshrined in letters, music
May 21, 2015
Solitude-stricken Franz Schubert (1797-1828) will be alive on the stage through his letters and music. The “Greatest Artists’ Letters: Schubert’s Solitude” concert will bring back the great musician and his story to audiences at the Theater Yong at the National Museum of...


Puccini, 'Cats' to entertain Daegu
May 21, 2015
Two special performances are on their way to entertain the eyes and ears of theater-goers in Daegu. First off, there's a new version of the world-famous opera “Gianni Schicchi,” this time with added theater elements. Cast members rehearse the upcoming Daegu show o...


Expo's Korean Pavilion: 'worth waiting for over 30 min'
May 21, 2015
The World Exposition Milano 2015 is currently well-underway and is focusing on the future of food and food resources. The Korean Pavilion there is in the spotlight of the local Italian press. A series of positive reports about the pavilion's interior and its food, in terms of pri...

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May 16: Lotus Lantern Parade in Seoul!
May 19, 2015
It's the most watched, the most popular, and the longest night parade in Korea. On May 16, the annual Lotus Lantern Parade lights up the streets of Seoul again. For everyone who has seen the parade, the colored lights, elaborate floats and costumes glowing in the cool spring nig...


Enjoy Korean culture with 'Hello, Mr. K'
May 18, 2015
Members of KwangGaeto Samulnori and MB Crew perform together during the first ‘Hello, Mr. K’ concert on May 15. “Arirang, arirang, arariyo.” Despite differences in nationality, age and gender, about 1,600 international students enjoyed learning and singing the folk ...


Kimchi Bus visits Italy
May 13, 2015
A camper van loaded with kimchi, one of Korea's iconic dishes, has recently shown up in Italy. It is officially called the Kimchi Bus. In celebration of the opening of the World Exposition Milano 2015, whose theme this year is food, a group of Korean youths are giving people ...


Look for Korea, the Korean people
May 12, 2015
Photos from across the land can be seen at the homepage of the 'Searching for the DNA of the Republic of Korea' contest. What do you think of Korea or the Korean people? To seek out an answer, the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism will be running a special co...


Global sweepstakes: Talk Talk Korea 2015
May 11, 2015
What is Korea like in the eyes of non-Koreans? The Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS) is now accepting photos, videos, comic strips, postcards and works of calligraphy for the Talk Talk Korea 2015 contest. Anyone from around the world who is not a Korean citiz...


Korean contemporary arts create harmony with 'City of W...
May 08, 2015
The Venice Biennale, one of the world's grandest arts festivals, will begin in the northern Italian city on May 9. The 56th Venice Biennale, celebrating its 120th anniversary this year, consists of the main international exhibitions led by biennale Director Okwui Enwezor...