UKH, Centre for Korean Studies hold Second Korean Festival

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The University of Kurdistan Hewlêr and the Centre for Korean Studies co-organized the Second Korean Festival on Saturday, the 18th of December 2018 with at least one thousand people attending the annual event.

The head of the Kurdish Foreign Relations Department Falah Mustafa, Erbil Governor Nawzad Hadi, and Young Kyu Park, General Consul of the Republic of Korea, among others, attended the event.

The day-long event on December 1st 2018 included a talent show for the youths in the Kurdistan Region to showcase their talents in music, arts, and popular dancing.

A Taekwondo team from Erbil also performed on the stage where they showcased the Kurdish and Korean flags side by side, indicating the friendship between the two nations. 

Three judges, two Kurdish and one Korean, assessed the performance: Avin Aso, from the popular Kurdish channel of NET TV, Ari Mamshae who is the Director of the UKH Public Relations Department, and Sookie Hong, a UKH professor and head of the Erbil-based Centre for Korean Studies.

The visitors had the chance to experience the Korean culture with some of the volunteers wearing traditional clothes, face painting of the Kurdish and Korean flags, Korean food and traditional and modern Korean music.

A section designed to give the visitors the chance to dance to the Korean music attracted many of the youths throughout the day, making it one of the most popular events on the day.

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