Gyeongnam’s national flagship university representing Korea
The origin of all local cultural festivals in Korea
2019 Outstanding Culture & Art Festival in Gyeongnam Province
This festival was started in 1949 as the 'Yeongnam Art Festival' to commemorate Korea's independence and to stimulate the development of Korean arts and culture. Since then, as the best art festival in the country, it has been held annually except in 1950, the year of the Korean War, and in 1979 in the aftermath of the military Coup of October 26. The festival was designated as Gyeongnam's Representative Festival and the celebration features various cultural and art events such as the opening ceremony, a costume parade, art competitions and cultural events, contributing to the development of local culture and arts.