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FESTIVE DECORATIONS AROUND THE WORLD

4/3~6

FESTIVE DECORATIONS AROUND THE WORLD

Celebrations of national festivals take place around the world all year round. To show the nature of these festivities, the Spouses of the Ambassadors in South Korea will hold an exhibition Festive Decorations Around the World at the KF Cultural Center Gallery from Apr 3 to 6. A myriad of cultural and artistic manifestations associated with local, religious and secular festivals in the form of amazingly rich and colorful vestments, skillfully crafted objects and structures, musical instruments, delightful gastronomy and others will be shown.

The exhibition not only presents familiar festivals like Carnival of Brazil and Carnival of Venice of Italy but also introduces unique the Day of the Dead which shows how Mexican celebrates life by building Altars for the Dead combining Aztec and Hispanic characteristics, where the living welcomes the souls of the dead. In many countries, weddings are considered very important ceremonial events. Thanksgiving festivals are usually associated with harvest season and are a time for joyful family reunion. Christmas and Easter are the most important events in the Christian calendar. Following Orthodox Christian tradition, Romania and Russia consider Easter as a very important holiday. India’s Deepavali or Festival of Lights, Turkey’s fast–breaking dinner in Ramadan, Sri Lanka’s Vesak, commemorating the birth of Buddha, Spain’s Epiphany and Serbia’s Orthodox Christian custom of honoring a patron saint, Slava will also be presented.

The 28 countries participating in this exhibition are: Algeria, Brazil, Egypt, El Salvador, India, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States of America.
  • Mon–Fri 11am–8pm, Wed 11am–9pm, Sat 11am– 6pm, closed Sundays and public holidays
  • KF Cultural Center Gallery (2nd fl., West Tower, Mirae Asset CENTER 1 Bldg.)
  • Culture & Arts Department, KF
    02)2151-6520 / kfcenter@kf.or.kr
  • Free
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