Taking place in July, the Boryeong Mud Festival is an annual festival that is held on Daecheon Beach in South Korea. It is said to have drawn millions of people to the fun. This festival was first held in 1998 and is still going on. During this event, people wrestle, slide, body paint, and even receive massages. Additionally, there is a market that runs along the sides of the festival and offers a variety of beauty products and treatment that uses the mud from Boryeong.
Held for both entertainment and beauty properties, the mud festival is greeted by a rush of Korean citizens and tourists from all over the world. The festival was first held to promote the mineral-rich mud found in Boryeong. Due to the mud’s skin-healthy benefits, people all over Korea go to celebrate at the festival. Ranging from young children to the elderly, no one is afraid to get dirty and have the time of their lives. The market promotes beauty products and massages that uses the mud.
Furthermore, many entertainers are heard to attend the mud festival. With exciting music and fun activities, people spend a great time with their family, friends, and as couples.
Returning from Korea recently, Jasmin Song, a student from Rio Norte Junior High stated that “there were many promotions for the Boryeong Mud Festival. No matter where I went, I always saw posters, notice signs, and commercials for it.” Therefore, it is a highly anticipated event in Korea that is loved by many people.
Named as the most popular summer festival, many are waiting for the start of the mud festival. By having millions attend the festival a few years ago, there would be an increase in the number of people going to the Boryeong Mud Festival this year. Hearing from the many citizens of Korea, the talk about the Boryeong Mud Festival is becoming bigger and bigger as the dates are coming up soon.