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    Celebrating Korean Heritage: Yeondeung Festival in Warsaw

    In 2024, the Republic of Korea and Poland mark 35 years of diplomatic relations. To celebrate, the Korean Cultural Center in Poland is hosting a two-month festival, “Korean UNESCO Heritage Months,” featuring traditional music, dance, literature, and more.

    Yeondeung Festival Workshop and Exhibition

    One highlight is the Yeondeung Festival workshop and exhibition in Warsaw. Recognized in 2020 as an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO, Yeondeunghoe, the Lantern Lighting Festival, illuminates Korea on Buddha’s birthday, the eighth day of the fourth lunar month. Celebrations start with a symbolic bath of a small Buddha statue, followed by a lantern procession expressing good wishes for all.

    “We hope this event strengthens the bonds between our nations and helps the Polish audience better understand Korean culture,”

    said Dangkweon Lee, Director of the Korean Cultural Center in Poland.

    Event Details

    The exhibition will be displayed at Dom Kultury Śródmieście from June 22 to July 23. Workshops will be held on June 25 at the Museum of Asia and the Pacific, and on June 27 and 28 at Dom Kultury Śródmieście. A lantern show will take place on June 29 in Warsaw’s Old Town.

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