Period: Apr 23. 2004 (Fri)~ 25 (Sun) 3 days
Location: Suanbo Hot Springs / Multang Park Stage
Sponsor: (Private) Suanbo Hot Springs Tourism Association
Management: Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Chungcheongbuk Province, Chungju, Sangmo-myeon
Support: KBS, MBC, CJB, CCS, Dongyang Newspapers, Jungbu Daily, Chungbuk Ilbo, Chungcheong Ilbo, Hanbit Ilbo, Yeseong Newspapers, Chungju Newspapers
# Characterized with the world-renowned quality that have been springing naturally since the birth of the earth, Suanbo Hot Springs hold a Confucian-style ritual festival to promote the collaboration of local people and to development the locality by praying for permanent springing of hot springs and prosperity of the people.
To introduce Suanbo Hot Springs and to enhance the excitement of the festival, we start with folk instrumental performances and parades around Downtown Chungju and Suanbo and visit each home and business to perform earth god consolation for peace and prosperity. We hold our village ritual of mountain god ritual and water springing ritual performed by the president of (Private) Suanbo Hot Springs Tourism Association. Then, we visit around the villages and downtown Suanbo with our imitation parades to reinforce collaboration and gather around Multang Park for the opening, fireworks, folk instrumental ritual show and congratulatory performance of Molgae Team.
If the theme of the first day was collaboration, that of the second day is giving. We hold Suanbo Hot Springs Music Contest performed by the people who passed the preview of Suanbo Hot Springs Saturday Festival and Mid Summer Night Festival with various performances and Spa Concert supported by Chungju MBC Broadcasting Station with music stars One Time, Diva, Lexy, M-Street, Sang-Cheol Park and Yeong-Eun Oh.
On the festival of the third day, we perform Hot Springs Rituals and Sacrificial Performances to pray for the permanent springing of the hot springs and the peace and prosperity of each individual who participated in the festival. We close the festival with Pheasant Dishes Sampling Party prepared by Suanbo Food Industry Association.