Sarang Korea: If anything is coming out of the pandemic stronger than before, KPop is definitely one of those things. Korean dramas, BTS and Blackpink’s music videos have been a major soothing salve for people in quarantine, with BTS becoming the first Korean group to snatch a number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100.
There’s no better time, then, to cultivate a deeper appreciation for Korean culture. Co-organized by the Korean Cultural Center in Hong Kong and the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Hong Kong, Festive Korea 2020 will be a month-long celebration of Korean music, dancing, cooking, visual arts and so much more. Due to the pandemic, most of the events will be held online. There’ll be free virtual performances of Korean music, traditional dance repertoires produced by the Seoul Metropolitan Dance Theatre, tutorials on how to make your own kimchi, and where to buy Korean groceries in Hong Kong, as well as documentary screenings at the Hong Kong Arts Center. There’s even an online Tawkwondo workshop! Read through their complete program guide here.
Where? Various venues and online platforms
When? October to November 2020
How much? Mostly free
How to participate? Some events require prior registration, and some are ticketed — the official website has all the info!
Looking for more to do? See what else is happening in Hong Kong.