by Tony Chai | Chief Editor | asiaindallas.com
With the 4th annual Dallas Korean Festival about three weeks away (Saturday, November 16th), this year’s event promises to be jam-packed with Korean traditional cultural performances.
Among the many performances will be the reenactment of King Jeongjo’s (1752 – 1800) royal procession.
King Jeongjo, among the Joseon Dynasty kings best recognized for filial devotion, arranged the procession in 1795 (which took nine days) as a pilgrimage to his father to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his reign and the 60th birthday of his mother.
About 200 people will participate in the reenactment at this year’s Dallas Korean Festival.
This year’s king and queen will be Carrollton Mayor Kevin Falconer and his wife Susan Falconer, according to the Festival Committee.
The parade will feature Korean traditional costumes, a royal carriage, royal flags, provided by the O-Song Korean Traditional Culture Center of Houston.
The Festival Committee is working with the City of Carrollton to include the Old Denton Road in the parade route.
“Dallas Korean Festival is all about showcasing the past, the present, and the future of Korean traditional culture. This year’s royal procession will be the most glamorous one that we’ve put together in the 4-year history of the Festival. You sure don’t want to miss this one.” said Suk Chan Yu, who is co-chairing the event.
K-POP Night, considered to be the highlight of the Festival, will feature K-POP girl group Neon Punch, boy group Snuper, and DJ Flash Finger.
Along with a variety of Korean foods and all types of performances happening all day, the Korean Festival will have something for everyone.