Thursday, July 18, 2013

This Year's Mud Festival Packs Even More Thrills

The Boryeong Mud Festival will open for its annual 10-day run on Friday at Daecheon Beach in South Chungcheong Province. One of the charms of the festival is its innovative way of letting visitors unwind through a series of mud-related programs and activities.

The festival offers over 60 fun events and programs including those featuring hands-on experience, exhibitions and night-time events. Mud raves, mud slides, mud massages, and body painting using colored mud are just some of the messy attractions on offer.

A concert featuring popular bands such as Ooh La La Session and Dalshabet will celebrate the opening of the festival at 8 p.m. on Friday, followed by a display of fireworks. On the following day, street parades will bring a festive mood to the downtown area at 2 p.m. and to the beach area at 5 p.m., with promotional ambassadors including TV celebrities Lee Pa-ni and Kwak Hyun-hwa joining them.

The Air Force's Black Eagles aerobatic team will also put up an air show over the beach at 4 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday.

The mud festival draws the largest number of foreign visitors among the nation’s festivals, and some foreign media like CNN and the Huffington Post have recently posted articles on it.

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