Korean Department, Faculty of Cultural Sciences and Center for Korean Studies UGM will hold Korean Day 2011 from 23-25 January 2011 at UGM Koesnadi Hardjasoemantri Cultural Center. Under the theme Youthful Spirit, Korean Day this time presents some Korean cultures both traditional and modern with some young spirit touch.
Head of Korean Department, Suray Agung Nugroho, M.A., said that the annual event of Korean Day is expected to be the media for creation as well as the forum to know people and respect their own and foreign cultures as assets to enrich the national culture. Besides, another important thing is to enhance relationship between both countries (Indonesia & Korea) through cross-cultural understanding.
Suray said that the Korean Day is supported by 24 students of various universities in Korea joining Pacific Asia Society (PAS) led by Mr. Kwon Soon Gil. PAS regularly visits UGM to do culture exchange with Indonesian students every year.
According to Suray, this event was designed more interestingly than previously. Various activities are presented, such as Samulnori performance (Korean traditional music instrument), singing competition, dance competition, face painting, photograph expo, film show, and culinary festival.
Besides the many Korean arts, Korean Day also presents a seminar and film shows. The seminar entitled Contemporary Korea: Youthful Spirit will be held on January 25th presenting speakers Suray Agung Nugroho, M.A, Dr. Novi Kussuji Indrastuti, M.Hum., (Head of Center for Korean Studies UGM) and Kim Eun Hee (Korean Lecturer from KOICA).
Furthermore, there is film shows presenting My Mom and Into the Fire (23/1), and continued by She’s on Duty and Muoi (Legend of a Portrait) on (24/1). Further information about Korean Day 2011 can be seen through link (http://twitter.com/koreanday_ugm) and website of Tourism Board of Yogyakarta Province (http://visitingjogja.com).