Thursday, September 27, 2007

Arirang Festivals at North Korea.

This is one of the big event at South Korea that attracts many tourists from all over the world. It is called Arirang Festivals and featuring massive stadium performances, the events have been held once or twice a year since 2002.

South Korea was then in the global spotlight as co-host with Japan of the World Soccer Cup, and the North sought a way to capture some of the attention--and money. Arirang is the name of a Korean folk song about two lovers torn apart. It becomes a metaphor in festival events, though, where political overtones urge the reuniting of the North and South--for example, by depicting the Korean peninsula as one country.

So if you think you want to be apart of this festivals, make sure you have a friend at South Korea.

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