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2018 Busan New Year Festival

2017-12-31 (Sun) ~ 2018-01-01 (Mon)

2018 Busan New Year Festival 

To welcome in the New Year, Busan is hosting its annual New Year’s Festival, a popular winter event, celebrated by both citizens of Busan, as well as tourists visiting the city.


The 2018 Busan Haemaji (Sunrise) Festival - also known as the New Year’s Festival - consists of a bell-tolling ceremony and New Year’s sunrise event. The festival will start at 11 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, and continue through midnight into the morning of New Year’s Day at Yongdusan Park and Haeundae Beach, respectively.


Period: December 31, 2017 - January 1, 2018

Venue: Yongdusan Park, Haeundae Beach


Bell-tolling Ceremony

December 31, 2017: 11:00 p.m. - (Yongdusan Park)

Year-end music concert, bell-tolling ceremony, Busan Mayor’s New Year’s address and fireworks display


The bell-tolling ceremony will begin with a ten-second countdown to midnight, followed by 33 tolls of the bell to officially mark the beginning of the New Year.


New Year’s Sunrise Event

January 1, 2018: 6:40 a.m. ~ 8:00 a.m. (Haeundae Beach)


Celebratory performance, Busan Mayor’s New Year’s address, watching the sunrise

At the beginning of every year, a sculpture symbolizing the New Year (Year of the Dog 2018) is installed at Haeundae Beach, providing the perfect photo-taking spot for visitors wishing to mark the beginning of the New Year.


For more information, please contact the Organizing Committee for the Busan Culture & Tourism Festival at 051-501-6051.


Website: http://www.bfo.or.kr/festival_Eng/info/02.asp?MENUDIV=2&Fcode=SUNFESTIVAL


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