Korean Folk Festivals,
Issued Jan. 20, 2003

From olden times Korean people fixed the several holidays in accordance with the farming season and observed the days joyfully.
Today, among the holidays that our people have been spent merrily, there are the lunar January 15th, Surinal and Hangawi.

3 won stamp: The lunar January 15th(Greeting the full moon)
12 won stamp: The lunar January 15th(Dance of greeting the full moon)
The lunar January 15th is one of folk festivals.
On this day they eat highly nutritious dishes such as ogokbap(boiled mixture of five select cereals), yakbap(glutinous rice mixed with honey, dates, chestuts,etc). And as the folk games they play Korean chess, women's seesawing and yut, children's kite-flying, windmill and top-spinning, etc.
On the evening rising rhe harvest moon like the round plate, they come together and greet the moon.
40 won stamp: Surinal(Swinging)
70 won stamp: Hangawi(To the memory of the Anti-Japanese revolutionary martyr)
140 won stamp: Hangawi(Peasant dance)
Hangawi is the lunar August 15th.
When the crops are abundant, they visit their ancestral tombs with various food made of new crops. On the day Korean people used to visit the tomb of the revolutionary martyrs offered their life for the sake of the fatherland and people and regard it as loyalty.
They play wrestling, swinging, tug of war and yut as folk games.

112 won souvenir sheet: Surinal(Wrestling)
May 5 in lunar calendar is the Surinal, one of folk festivals that our people greet merrily.
They play wresting, swinging and various games at the plsyground in hill and field covered with green foliage.
To mark the Surinal in Juche 91(2001), the first Grand Bull Prize National TV Korean Wrestling Tournament of working people took place successfully. The winner was fawarded a grand bull and a gold bell at the wrestling game.
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4245-4249 
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Kim Hae Yong 
51*39mm mm 
Offset 
Perf.
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1.80
Mint
1.80
FDC
2.10
Imperf.
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3.60
Mint
3.60
FDC
3.90
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4250 
Souvenir Sheet 
Kim Hae Yong 
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0.75
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0.75
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1.05
Imperf.
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1.50
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1.50
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1.80

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