Held on April 30, the festival, which promotes harmony and goodwill, is open to both Korean and international residents, and is expected to be attended by approximately 3,000 participants who are eager to exchange their language and culture.
Held under the theme “One Fine Day With Friends and Family,” this year’s festival marks the ninth edition of the annual event, and will take place at Seoul Grand Park in Gwacheon.
It will be hosted by BBB Korea, a government-affiliated NGO that offers 24/7 interpretation services and culture programs to create a bridge and overcome language barriers.
Included among the event highlights are the themed booths where you can experience various cultures. The bbb World Booth, for instance, gives participants the chance to participate in missions in multiple languages, try out a Mexican piñata and experience tanaka, a beauty treatment popular among the women of Myanmar. Or, fully enjoy spring at the Blooming bbb World Flower Festival, where you can pose among beautiful Bulgarian Roses and Swiss Daffodils.
At 2pm, the bbb Run Together 7km marathon will begin, and will be followed by the bbb Wonderful Concert (4-5:30pm), which will be MCed by Fabien Yoon, a French actor and model popular throughout Korea. Headlining musicians include Urban Zakapa, an R&B trio, and Peterpan Complex, a Synthpop group.
You’ll also have the chance to sample a piece of cheesecake made by the one and only Chef So Bong Kim, and explore the nearby zoo after the event, should you chose to do so.
You can go alone, but the more the merrier! Your friends, family and loved ones are all invited.
More Information: The 9th bbb International Friends Day – bbb Wonderful Day
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016
Location: Seoul Grand Park (Click here for directions)
Admission: ₩20,000 per adult (includes T-shirt, snack package, concert admission, Seoul Grand Park Zoo admission, bbb mat); ₩10,000 per child (includes T-shirt, kid’s snack package, concert admission, Seoul Grand Park Zoo Entry) (See website for cancellation policy.)
How to Register: Via the event website or at the Registration Desk on the day of the event.
Host: BBB Korea
Sponsors: Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism