Editor’s note (May 21, 2:30 p.m.): This article has been updated due to a time and venue change in this year’s festival. It will now be on June 1 and 2 on Bao Jian Street in Shin Jeju.
The 8th Jeju Multicultural Festival will be held June 1 (2 p.m. to 9 p.m.) and June 2 (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.) on Bao Jian Street in Shin Jeju to celebrate Together Day (May 20). The event is sponsored by the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province and organized by the Jeju Migrant Peace Community.
Together Day was established by the Korean government in 2007. The goal of the day is to promote a social environment where both Korean citizens and foreigners can live together and respect each others’ culture and tradition. Following the May 20 anniversary day, the nation will celebrate a week of global citizenship ceremonies.
The Multicultural Festival on Jeju island will provide opportunities for mutual understanding and harmony for Jeju residents, non-Korean residents and migrants to mingle and share cultural experiences. This year’s theme is “Human Rights and Human Beings” and focuses on various migrant support services as well as human rights.
The opening ceremony and performance will be held on June 1. There will be various events, street performances and a multicultural street of 14 countries to display a range of international cuisine and traditional crafts. A song contest will also be held.
The Jeju Post Office will offer a 7-percent discount on international express mail service (EMS), to encourage those with families overseas to send them postcards. Various booths will feature, including those helping migrants with overseas remittance service, migrants consular service, victim of crime and a general migrant counseling office.
Bao Jian Street, Shin Jeju.