[Korean Embassy held the Korean Cultural Festival 2017]

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Korea and Sri Lanka this year, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, the National Unification Advisory Council South West Asia Chapter, the Korean Residents Association of Lanka, and the Korean Businessmen’s Association in Sri Lanka successfully held the Korean Cultural Festival 2017 at the Bishop’s College Auditorium on 1 July. The festival was organized in partnership with the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development and Culture Affairs of Sri Lanka, and the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation. The generous supports were made by a number of corporate sponsors such as Carnival World, Hyundai Engineering and Construction, Keangnam Enterprises, Kolon Global, Korean Air, LG Abans, Samsung, SM Line Corporation, and S&S Lanka Gloves.

On this occasion, H.E. Mr. Chang Won-sam, Korean Ambassador presented a welcome speech and Hon. Palitha Thewarapperuma, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs, as Chief Guest graced the festival, with the participation of about 1,000 guests from all walks of life, including governmental officials, media, citizens, students and Korean expatriates. 
The Korean Cultural Festival consisted of two main events: (1) the Quiz-on Korea and (2) the K-Pop World Festival. About 70 participants in the Quiz-on Korea competed on their knowledge about Korean culture, history, language and lifestyle. At the K-Pop World Festival, a total of 18 teams comprising talented Sri Lankan vocalists and/or dancers showed their K-pop spirits on stage, and 3 special performances were also presented by the last year’s winner and two Korean student teams.
The Embassy would like to extend its deepest gratitude to all the related staff including KOICA volunteers and Korean students in Sri Lanka for their strong support in making this festival a success. 
Meanwhile, the Korea Week organized by the Korean Embassy will start on the 40th anniversary day (14 November) and go until 19 November. During the Korea Week, the various events will take place to celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Korea and Sri Lanka: cultural performances of Nanta* (BMICH, 14-15 November), the Korean Film Festival 2017 (NFC Theatre, 17-20 November), the Korean Cultural Experience Event (TBC, 18 November), the Korean Language Speech Contest (TBC, 18 November), an issuance of commemorative stamps (14 November), a television documentary screening on the diplomatic ties (Rupavahini TV, 18 November), and the Korean Ambassador’s and Kukkiwon Cup Taekwondo Championship (TBC, 19 November). In addition, celebrating the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties, the Korea Navy Cruise Training Task Group is scheduled to visit Colombo Port (26-29 October).
* NANTA, derived from the traditional Korean instrumental performance “Samulnori”, is a musical performance gaining popularity worldwide.

​[2017 한국문화축제 개최]

올해 한-스 수교 40주년을 맞이하여 주스리랑카 대사관, 민주평통 서남아협의회, 한인회 및 한경회가 공동으로 주최한 ‘2017 한국문화축제’가 7.1(토) Bishop’s College 대강당에서 성황리에 열렸습니다. 동 축제는 스리랑카 문화부 및 루파바히니 방송사와의 협력 하에 준비되었으며, 다수의 기업(카니발 월드, 현대건설, 경남기업, 코오롱 글로벌, 대한항공, LG Abans, 삼성, SM상선, S&S Lanka Gloves 등)에서 후원을 해주셨습니다.
동 축제에는 정부기관, 언론, 시민, 학생, 우리 교민 등 약 1,000여명이 넘는 관객이 참석한 가운데, 장원삼 주스리랑카 대사가 환영사를 하고, Hon. Palitha Thewarapperuma 문화부 부장관이 축사를 하였습니다. 
한국문화축제는 ‘퀴즈 온 코리아’와 ‘K-Pop 월드페스티벌’ 2개의 주요 행사로 나뉘어 진행되었습니다. ‘퀴즈 온 코리아’에서 약 70여명의 참가자가 한국 문화, 역사, 언어, 생활 등에 관한 지식을 겨루었고, ‘K-Pop 월드페스티벌’에는 보컬과 퍼포먼스 부문에서 재능 있는 총 18개의 팀이 참여하여 K-Pop 실력을 뽐냈습니다. 또한, 작년 우승팀 및 한인 학생들로 구성된 2팀이 특별한 무대를 선보였습니다.
이번 행사를 성공적으로 개최하기 위해 적극적으로 도와주신 코이카 봉사단원, 재스리랑카 한인 학생 등 모든 자원봉사자 여러분들께도 진심으로 감사의 뜻을 전합니다.

 

한편, 당관은 수교기념일(11.14)을 시작으로 11.14-20간 ‘Korea Week’을 개최하여, 수교 40주년을 기념하는 다양한 행사를 선보일 예정입니다. 
※ 난타 문화 공연(BMICH, 11.14-15), 한국영화제(NFC 영화관, 11.17-20), 한국문화체험 및 한국어말하기대회(장소 미정, 11.18), 기념우표 발행(11.14), 한-스 양국관계 관련 다큐멘터리 방영(루파바히니 TV, 11.18), 대사배/국기원컵 태권도 대회(장소 미정, 11.19) 및 수교 40주년을 기념한 우리 해군 순항훈련전단의 콜롬보항 방문(10.26-29) 등이 예정되어 있음. 

Source  – Korean Embassy 

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4 thoughts on “[Korean Embassy held the Korean Cultural Festival 2017]

  1. hello there I’m awesome I went through the details I really would like to know whether there can be another Korean festival held on 2017? if so can u advise me when,where,at what time and whether I need buy any tickets?

    I really would like to get a prompt reply since I’m really interested in this.

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