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SEASONAL EVENT

“A must-visit place in Seoul”Cheong Wa Dae Seasonal Event

Military Honor Guard Performance

Military ceremonial events and parades
Military ceremonial events are performed every Saturday from 10:30 until 11:30 in the morning, during the five months from April to June and from October to November but not during the hottest and coldest months. Made up of 260 performers, the events consist of a parade (10 minutes), a military band performance (20 minutes) and honor guard drills (30 minutes).
Performances and demonstrations are carried out by honor guard drill teams and the military band, which are exclusively responsible for protocol ceremonies in Korea and affiliated with the Ministry of National Defense.
The parade is staged at the fountain plaza by the 80-member traditional marching band and traditional honor guard. During the military band performance, both traditional Korean music and Western music are played. The honor guard drills are by a traditional honor guard with spears and swords, a female honor guard twirling rifles and flags and a joint honor guard of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force.
Period April-June, October-November
※ The event is cancelled when the weather is bad.
Time From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Saturday
Venue Fountain Plaza in front of Cheong Wa Dae
Program
  • Parade of traditional Korean music band and traditional honor guard
  • Renditions of Western music, including popular songs and marches
  • Demonstration of movements of sibpalki, a traditional martial art, using crescent swords, flag spears and other swords
  • Drill by the female honor guard with wooden rifles and flags as well as dancing
  • Performance of traditional Korean music, including samulnori and playing of adrum set and other percussion instruments
  • Drill by the joint honor guard consisting of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force
  • Performance of traditional Korean music, including samulnori and playing of a drum set and other percussion instruments

Friendly Patrols

Mounted Unit
Operation: April-June, September ~ October
Hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 14:00 ~ 16:00
Route: Hyoja-dong Sarangbang ↔ Sinmumun
Motorcycle Unit
Operation: April-October
Hours: Every day except Friday, 10:00 ~ 11:00, 14:00 ~ 15:00
Route: Fountain ↔ Sinmumun ↔ Chunchugwan
Inline Skating and Cycling Unit
Operation: April-October (subject to change during July and August)
Hours: Every day except Tuesday, 10:00 ~ 12:00, 14:00 ~ 16:00
Route: Fountain ↔ Sinmumun

Attractions

Honor Guard Drills
April-June, October-November
Every Saturday, 10:30 ~ 11:30
Organized by the Ministry of Defense(Honor Guard, Military Band)
Police Band Concert
April-October
Every Thursday, 10:00 ~ 11:00
Location: Fountain Plaza in front of Cheong Wa Dae