For St. Patrick’s Day this year we headed into Seoul for the St. Patrick’s Day Festival hosted by the Irish Association of Korea. My friend Hazel tipped us off and we all went together to have some craic, which I am told means have some fun 🙂 I asked her if we should wear green or if that is a weird American custom, but she was also wearing green, and she’s as close to authority on this as I can get since she’s married to an Irishman.
It was a beautiful day for a festival with the weather warming up. Spring!
When we got to Sindorim a band was playing distinctly non-Irish songs, but it was still a good time. Pretty soon a Korean dance group, Tap Pung, came out to dance. They did a great job, but I especially loved the little girl in the group who could keep up with all of them.
After the dances we enjoyed a Guinness as we watched a few bands take stage and people-watched the crowd. Adorable children everywhere!
This little dude lost his balloon and was in desperate need of some guidance.
One of the bands, Bold Coast, was headed by an electric violinist. Their show was awesome but we were freezing after the sun set, so we headed out to dinner. I hope we get to catch up with them again in Seoul.
We didn’t end up making it to the hooley in Itaewon, but did stuff ourselves full of some great Thai food before heading home for the night.
How to Get There
Information: Irish Association of Korea
Sindorim Station- Lines 1 & 2- Exit 1