Korean Day 한국의 날 – Saturday 2 December

K is for all about Korea

Do you like kimchi? How much do you know about Korea and your Korean neighbours? It’s time to meet and experience Korean culture!

Korean Day 한국의 날
When – Saturday 2 December 2017, 11am to 3pm,
Where – Cathedral Square

The Korean Society in Christchurch will be hosting Korean Day 2017. This event showcases traditional and modern Korean culture. There will be a variety of Korean foods stalls, as well as Korean traditional floor activities going on during performances. The main performers will be coming from Korea – the international Youth Arts Troupe. They will show us not only traditional performance but also the fantastic art of B-boying. There are also going to be plenty of other events offered to fill you up and provide a breathtaking cultural experience.

Enjoy a variety of Korean dishes and floor activities! Bring your family and friends.

Korean Day Gala Show – part of Korean Day
When – Sunday 7pm 3rd December, 2017
Where – North city Church

If you want to know more information please contact the Christchurch Korean Society.

Korean items in our collection

You can find books in Korean at:

Mango Languages – Mango is an online language learning system that can help you learn a variety of selected languages. It also contains instructions on how to learn English if Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian or Spanish is your first language.

OverDrive – Free downloadable eBook and eAudiobook collection.OverDrive includes a number of eBooks in Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Tagalog.

PressReader – gives you same-day access to more than 2,000 newspapers and over 500 magazines from around the world. Each newspaper and magazine displays as a full page in traditional format and layout, and includes complete editorial content, graphics and advertising. Over 60 languages are represented.

Information for new settlers in Korean.

New residents brochure in Korean

Spend your weekend with the K-Culture Festival!

Have you ever been curious about Korean culture and cuisine? Are you free this Saturday? Then the K-Culture Festival is just for you. This year it will be held at the Cardboard Cathedral between 11am and 2 pm on Saturday 14th of November.

K-Culture FestivalThe K-Culture Festival (Korean Day) is held annually in Christchurch, showcasing the essence of Korean culture and heritage. The Korean Society of Christchurch is promoting this year’s K-Culture Festival in order to foster cultural diversity and to strengthen the bond between the different cultures within the Christchurch community.

There will be a variety of performances on display, including traditional Korean dance and Pansori (Korean opera) performed by the International Korean youth performance group as a special guest all the way from Korea.

There will also be a special K-Pop competition showdown held for the remaining final 8 teams. Watch the Hanbok (Korean traditional dress) fashion show as you eat a variety of delicious Korean food. Experience the beauty and rich culture of traditional Korea through your very eyes, right here in Christchurch

The K-Culture festival will be an experience you will never forget. Step out of your front door and step into the new and exciting world of Korea.

Korean Day is back!

Korean Day is coming back again this year. It will take place in Cathedral Square between 11am and 4pm on Saturday 29th November 2014.

Korean Day 2013 - Dancer
Performer at Korean Day 2013.
Christchurch City Libraries, CCL-2013-11-30-Korean-Day-2013 IMG_8266.JPG.

This special day first started in 2013, when it had the distinction of being the first public event held in Cathedral Square after the February 2011 earthquake. This was an important milestone in the reintegration of Cathedral Square in the cultural life of the city.

Korean Day has quickly become an important cultural event on the Christchurch calendar, as well as being the biggest event for the Korean community in the whole South Island.

The organisers of the day, the Korean Society in Christchurch, see the event as an opportunity to help build strong ties with other local communities through collaborative performances.

The day promises to be a unique showcase of shared artistic values. You can look forward to traditional Korean dancing, as well as music and pieces by guest performers. A special guest will be Park Choon-Hee, Mayor of Songpa-gu, Christchurch’s Korean Sister City. And of course there will be lots of delicious food to sample, and plenty of entertainment for the whole family.

Korean Day Display
Korean Day display at Upper Riccarton Library

So make sure you don’t miss out this fun opportunity to let go of the daily stresses and to recharge your batteries – come along and get a chance to experience Korean culture!

Hope to see you there!

Jo Yang
Network Library Assistant