Suncheon Gusan Water Festival, Jeollanam-do Intangible Cultural Property No. 32


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Suncheon Gusan Water Festival, Jeollanam-do Intangible Cultural Property No. 32 +

Classification Intangible Cultural Heritage / Consciousness / Ceremonies of Civil Faith
Designated date 1997.5.15
location Yong*** 
Water service agents are also called incarnation agents or water supplements. Suncheon Gusan Water Service Festival has the following origins.

Oseongsan Mountain in this neighborhood covers the rising sun, forming the direction of fire or the shape of fire, which is why fires frequently occurred. In order to suppress the energy of fire, the village held a water festival at sunset on the fifteenth of lunar January.

The process of water-making is to first place ducks on a six-meter pole to prevent the fire from blowing in the east, lay yellow soil around the piers and priests set toward the east, and clean them with gold strings.

At 5 p.m. on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month, the memorial service will be held in a Confucian ceremony after offering pig heads, five kinds of fruits, grapes, and rice.

What is unique is that the ritual called 'water-viewing' is performed to mark the amount of water filled in a jar buried under the ground during last year's water service. In other words, if the amount of water is reduced a lot, it will rain a lot that year, and if it is reduced a lot, there will be a drought.

When the water supply system is over, go to the baggage counter and carry out the water service. Then, the "Moon House Burning" play, which is called the after grass, continues, and the Gusan Water Festival ends with the end of the village "Wildang Bapgi."

Currently, the Suncheon Gusan Water Conservation Society has formed and is striving to win the victory.


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