Friday was the first day of the festival. It opened with a parade and even though we were working all the staff marched up the stairs and onto the roof to watch. There were three basic groups; marching bands in traditional attire, martial arts in white, blue or maroon and townsfolk in white traditional clothing. The last group looked like doctors. It was very funny. The traditional musician outfit is topped with what looks like a clown wig.
At the festival there was some kind of special ceremony performance going on. The women were wearing Hanoks which is traditional ceremony dress. They are currently worn only a few times a year for special family occasions- like for a check in with grandparents.
I also captured some good video of the martial arts performance. I think I have to post those separate.