The history of Jinhae Gunhangje (Naval Port) Festival, which is also known as the Cherry Blossom Festival, can be traced all the way back to April 13, 1952 when a memorial service was held after erecting a statue of Chungmugong (Duke of Loyalty and Warfare) Yi Sun-sin for the first time in Korea. Over the years, the festival has expanded in size, and the 1st Jinhae Gunhangje Festival was held in 1963.
The festival has been organized for more than half a century to honor Admiral Yi Sun-sin in recognition of his patriotic spirit, but there has also been additional events and programs to promote the local culture and arts. Such special events can be enjoyed amidst the beautiful and fragrant cherry blossoms that can be seen around the venue. It has become an iconic national festival in the springtime, attracting more than 2 million domestic and foreign tourists a year.
Festival period: April 1 ~ 10 (10-day period)
Venue: Naval base headquarters, Korea Naval Academy campus and Jungwon Rotary
Programs: Opening ceremony, performances and events such as the Memorial Service for Admiral Yi Sun-sin, experience programs, contests and the Cherry Blossom Art Festival, etc.？
|길이||April 1 ~ 10 (10-day period)|