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  • 2020.11.28
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    Turtle Play in Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do, is a folk game in which people visit houses on Hangawi to pray for the well-being of their families. It was passed down mainly on the plains, where rice farming was the main focus.

    In fact, if you look at the areas where Turtle Play is handed down, Yeoju, Gwangju, Yongin, Suwon, Pyeongtaek, Chungcheong Province, Asan, Eumseong, Chungju, Cheongju, Haenam in Jeolla Province, and Changnyeong in Gyeongsang Province, centering on Icheon, Gyeonggi Province, south of the Han River.

    Among them, Cheonan was one of the most popular areas of Turtle Play, which was conducted on a natural village basis.
  • 2020.10.28
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    "Pyeongtaek Turtle Play" has long been handed down in more than 20 villages in Pyeongtaek.

    Every Chuseok, young people who visited the graves made Turtle clothes out of sorghum leaves and went from house to house, which was born to ward off evil spirits and to pray for the good harvest of the village.

    It is also a traditional game that shows our exciting culture by sharing rice cakes and food with neighbors and promoting harmony and solidarity in the village.

    In particular, it won the grand prize at the Gyeonggi Folk Arts Festival in 2013 and the silver prize at the Korean Folk Arts Festival in 2014, becoming the representative folk game of Pyeongtaek.

    This shows that it is a folk game culture that inherits our own traditions, and is meaningful in that it can be enjoyed without any burden by all ages and men and women.

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