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The Geumjandi Cultural Festival Coming Back after two Years

Spring Festival Poster of the Humanities and Social Sciences Campus (Spring Official Instagram)

The Geumjandi Cultural Festival and the Haeoreum Festival, which were canceled until last year due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), took place in March. From March 23rd to 24th, the Geumjandi Cultural Festival titled “Under the Yellow Golden Grass” was held at the Humanities and Social Sciences Campus. During the festival, there were various entertainments, such as booths, stage performances, food trucks, and film screenings. In addition, there were various booths installed around the Geumjandi Square: student booths operated by Kingos, promotion booths, and the Spring Booth by the student council. Some student booths opened flea markets and sold hand-made goods, while others offered events such as taking photos and playing mini-games. At the Spring Booth, the student council reran the Spring Camp to communicate with Kingos and distributed popcorn and cotton candy. Also, Kingos were able to rent picnic blankets to enjoy the festival in the picnic blanket zone in the Geumjandi Square. At the same time, school bands and dance clubs performed on the stage, further heating the festival with their unique performances. In the evening, a film festival, which showed the movies Sing Street and Begin Again each day, was held, so Kingos had the memorable experience of watching movies on a picnic blanket. A junior student majoring in French Language and Literature, who participated as a performer, said that she was thankful for the festival because it allowed her to make unforgettable memories of campus life.

Various Facets of the Haeoreum Festival

Spring Festival Poster of the Natural Sciences Campus (Spring Official Instagram)

On March 24th, the Haeoreum Festival was held at the Natural Sciences Campus. For COVID-19 safety, spectators were limited to 299 fully vaccinated individuals on a first-come-first-serve basis. The 2022 Haeoreum Festival consisted of the Haeoreum ceremony, stage performances, Sungkyun Screen Day (SSD), food trucks, and booths. The festival began with the Haeoreum ceremony, a ceremony for greeting the New Year and announcing the inauguration of the new student council. After the ceremony, the stages of club performances and Kingo Cheerleaders followed. Seven student teams, including the dance club Twentyz and the band club M.Y.Rock, showed great performances. Kingos enjoyed the performances at the picnic blanket zone or on beanbags in front of the stage. Food trucks and booths attracted Kingos with delicious foods and fun games as well. At night, SSD topped off the festival. SSD, one of the student council’s pledges, is an event showing international sports matches like the World Cup through a large screen to unite and amuse Kingos. South Korea versus Iran’s penultimate World Cup qualifier was on the screen for this SSD, and the student council also handed out luminous bracelets and cheering sticks. A junior majoring in Integrative Biotechnology said that it was refreshing to watch the game with her friends at university. She was also glad to see the revived campus during the day time.

강민주  romaine@g.skku.edu

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