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Maskdance Festival

Honorable representative festival of Korea “Andong Mask dance festival”
Here are various mask dances from all over the world. You can't talk about festival, if you miss the mask dance festival!

Since the 1970s Andong has developed rapidly and in the late 1990s and early 2000s it became a tourism and cultural center. It is renowned for its traditional culture and folk traditions and the surrounding area maintains a wealth of tangible and intangible cultural treasures and ancient traditions. The festival, has been selected by the South Korean Ministry of Culture and Tourism as the country’s best festival for the past 6 years, for three years it has been selected as Korea’s Representative Festival and this year it has been selected as the Korea’s Honorable Representative Festival . It continues to receive national government support via the Ministry, which has been enacting successful policies to stimulate cultural businesses via culture, tourism and technology.The Festival, which attracts approximately one million spectators each year, showcases traditional Korean culture at its best. As well as promoting Korean culture to the international community, the 10-days Maskdance Festival is a good opportunity for Koreans, as well as foreign visitors, to experience and view both Western and Oriental culture. Around 300 programs including Korean and international Maskdances and Folk games will be available to the many visitors.


  • Period : From every last friday of September to next Sunday for 10days
  • Auspice・Host:Andong-si・AFTF
  • Detail:Domestic and international traditional mask dance, Andong folk festival, Pupet show and other subsidiary events
  • Homepage:http://www.maskdance.com/(Kor, Eng, Jpn, Chin, Fran, Deutsch)
  • Contact : Andong festival and tourism foundation 82-54-856-3013、Sports and tourism Div, Andong city hall 82-54-841-6397
  • History of festival
    History of festival

    Year

    Content

    Note 

    1997

    Apl

    Found the N.G.O for festival  

    Oct

    Hold the festival 1997

     

    Dec

    Selected as 5 focused festival

     
    1998

    Sep

    Hold the festival 1998

     

    Dec

    Selected as 6 focused festival

     
    1999

    Oct

    Hold the festival 1999   
    Dec

    2nd awarded festival of Korea  

     
    2000

    Sep

    Hold the festival 2000   
    Dec

    1st awarded festival of Korea

     
    2001

    Oct

    Hold the festival 2001

     
    Dec

    Selected as best tourism and culture festival (1st time)

     
    2002

    Oct

    Hold the festival 2002

     
    Dec

    Selected as best tourism and culture festival (2nd times)

     
    2003

    Sep

    Hold the festival 2003 

     

    Dec

    Selected as best tourism and culture festival (3rd times)

     
    2004

    Oct

    Hold the festival 2004

     

    Dec

    Selected as best tourism and culture festival (4th times)

     
    2005

    Sep

    Hold the festival 2005

     
    Dec

    Selected as best tourism and culture festival (5th times)

     
    2006

    Sep

    Hold the festival 2006

     

    Dec

    Selected as best tourism and culture festival (6th times)

     
    2007

    Jan

    Hold the festival 2007

     
    2008 Jan

    Selected as representative festival of Korea, 2008

     

    Sep

    Hold the festival 2008 

     
    2009

    Jan

    Selected as representative festival of Korea, 2009

     

    Sep

    Cancel cause by A.I

     
    2010

    Jan

    Selected as representative festival of Korea, 2010

     
    Sep Hold the festival 2010   

    Dec

    Selected as honorable representative festival of Korea, 2011