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Busan Sunrise Festival

The Busan Sunrise Festival (Korean부산해맞이축제; RRBusan Haemaji Chukje) is an annual event held in Busan, South Korea.


The Busan Sunrise Festival was conceived in 1999 to promote Busan as a "metropolis of cosmopolitan culture and tourism".[1] In order to spread awareness of the inaugural event, the Busan Metropolitan City Government and Busan Cultural Festival Promotion Association invited public participation throughout April to select an official promotional poster.[2]

A bell toll ritual occurs in Yongdusan Park on December 31 followed by the observance of the sunrise on Haeundae Beach on January 1.


  1. ^ Shim, Su-hwa (March 12, 1999). 부산시, 새천년맞이 문화사업 계획 확정. Yonhap (in Korean). Retrieved August 14, 2018.
  2. ^ <지방단신>새천년 해맞이 축제 포스터 공모. Yonhap (in Korean). March 31, 1999. Retrieved August 14, 2018.

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