The 15th day of the first lunar month is Full Moon
of the major festive days in Korea. Koreans celebrate the occasion
by setting a fire to a huge field to drive away last year? bad luck
and pray for good fortune in the coming year. On Jejudo Island,
this festval takes place on the oreum, parasite volcano hills.
Local folk and visitors climb to the Saebyeol Oreum (some 65 hectares),
set fire to its ridgeline pasture, and set off fireworks--quite
a sight to see.
Tourists can also enjoy a folk game called jwibul nori, which is
masking a fire in a tin can at night and whirling it around on a
wire. Another tradition is to let fly a pheasant and make a wish.
Traditions and customs of the Jeongwol Daeboreum Fire Festival
including firestone making, Oreum climbing, Malsarang-ssaumnori,
firework, setting on fire to Saebyeol Oreum, celebration of
a good harvest, Jwibulnori and many others.