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Hannam University 'Hangawi(Chuseok) Festival' for Foreign Students
작성일 2023-11-30 14:54
I find the traditional Korean hat, which I've only seen in movies, really fascinating. It's so interesting to see it in real life."Hannam University held the 'Hangawi Festival' for foreign students on the 26th at the Makerspace, in anticipation of the Chuseok holiday. This event, held for the first time in four years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, received enthusiastic responses from the students with various activities such as experiencing traditional games, trying on Hanbok (traditional Korean clothing), and exploring K-Food.
At the opening ceremony, the 'Sori Mapshi' team, consisting of Sun-myeong Lee and Yoon-seo Lee, performed a celebration with folk songs and Gayageum (a traditional Korean instrument). This was followed by a congratulatory speech from President Kwang-Sup Lee and the presentation of scholarships.
At the event, Nguyen A In (Vietnam, Convention and Hotel Management, 3rd year) received the Academic Excellence Scholarship, Đỗ Đông Khánh Huyền (Vietnam, Korean Language and Literature, 3rd year) received the Korean Language Excellence Scholarship, and Michelle (Mongolia, Business Management, 1st year) received the GKS Outstanding Exchange Student Scholarship.
The second part of the festival included activities like Hanbok wearing and campus photo shoots, making kimbap and tasting songpyeon (a traditional Korean rice cake), and experiencing traditional Korean games like Yutnori, Tuho, and Jegichagi. More than 300 international students participated.
The foreign students enjoyed trying on traditional Hanbok, Gat (traditional hat), and royal court costumes, taking photos, and spending a joyful time. Aytan (Azerbaijan, Graduate School of Korean Language and Literature, 1st year), who participated in the Kimbap making experience, said, "I love Kimbap the most among Korean foods. Although the Chuseok traditional culture is somewhat unfamiliar to me, it seems like a very interesting experience and one that I will remember for a long time."
President Kwang-Sup Lee said, "I hope that the foreign students, ahead of Chuseok, one of Korea's greatest holidays, will enjoy experiencing Korea's rich holiday culture and gain a deeper understanding of our country."