Saenggeo Jincheon Cultural Festival
About the festival
Saenggeo Jincheon Culture Festival is the single largest festival held in Jincheon, one of the best places to live in Korea. The festival has been held annually with the purpose of maintaining and promoting the traditional culture and heritage of Saenggeo Jinchecon and creating a more prosperous life for local residents through culture and art. (Was first held in 1979.)
Saenggeo Jincheon Culture Festival was called the Sansan Festival during the period between 1979 and 1998. In 1998, Jincheon was proven to be the birthplace of General Kim, Yu-shin and the origin of the Hwarang Spirit with the discovery of several historic relics so the name of the festival was changed to Saenggeo Jincheon Hwarang Festival in 1999 and that name was kept until 2007. In 2008, in a bid to create a new, future-oriented cultural event that integrates the livelihood of local residents with the cultural heritage of Saenggeo Jincheon while elevating the value of Saenggeo, the name of festival was changed to Saenggeo Jincheon Cultural Festival and has retained this name since then.