Delaware Korean Festival arrives at Delaware Art Museum

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The Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington is preparing to host the 7th annual Delaware Korean Festival.

After a one-year pandemic hiatus, the event returns to Copeland Sculpture Garden and the museum’s North Terrace on Friday, September 24, 2021, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

“This Korean festival is based on the Korean Thanksgiving called ChuSeok,” said Jin Twilley, president of the Korean Association of Delaware. “ChuSeok is one of the most important holidays in Korea, along with New Years Day. It is August 15th, but it follows the lunar calendar. So this year it falls on September 21st.

Twilley says ChuSeok is celebrating the arrival of a Korean staple, rice, which is harvested in September.

She explains what attendees can expect at this year’s event.

“This event is a family event that the Delaware Korean Association and the Delaware Art Museum are teaming up to share Korean culture with the community,” Twilley said. “Anyone can come and enjoy Korean dance, music, crafts and food.”

Twilley says guests can also pose for selfies with Korean culture items, learn to write their names in Korean, and play Korean trivia games.

Masks are mandatory to use the indoor toilets during the Festival.

The rainy date for the event is Saturday, September 25, 2021. And you can get more information here.

Delaware Public Media’s coverage of the arts is made possible, in part, through support from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to the promotion and support of the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.


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