The “Days of Korean Culture” festival has started in Rostov as part of the large-scale project “Ethnocultural Code of SFedU”. The project gives a chance to learn more about the culture of Korean people and strengthen international friendship, 1rnd reports.
“Today we are getting to know the traditions and culture of the Korean people. We consider the Korean people an integral part of the ethnocultural code of our city and the entire Don region,” the Deputy Head of the City Administration for Social Issues, Elena Kozhukhova, said.
At the opening ceremony, the South Federal University (SFedU), the Korean Cultural and Educational Centre, and the Local National Cultural Autonomy of the Koreans “Donilson” signed a cooperation agreement. As explained by the rector of SFedU, Inna Shevchenko, it is planned to hold round tables, intercultural scientific and educational exchanges and creative events. Also, an exhibition of Korean art and culture and a masterclass on the art of Korean calligraphy were held there.
On April 21, a presentation of the Centre for Korean Culture took place at the university. Students tried on korean national costumes and took part in a masterclass on playing traditional Korean drums. It is specified that the meeting was attended by SFedU students from South Korea.
“For the Korean diaspora, holding such Days is a big and significant event. Our culture is multifaceted and interesting, and through it you can implement any, even economic projects. […] In the near future, the university plans to open a group for the training of teachers of the Korean language,” the chairman of the Korean Cultural and Educational Centre, Alexander Em, said.
Also, during the opening ceremony, guests of the event could see national Korean dances, musical compositions performed by folk creative groups, and learn the basics of Korean calligraphy.
Ru-Main, 23.04.2021, Pictures: Rostov Regional Website