Yeouido’s famed cherry blossom festival will fully open for the first time in three years.
Yeongdeungpo District Office, which oversees the area in central Seoul, announced Friday that the 17th Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival will take place from April 4 to the 9 across a one-point-seven kilometer stretch of avenues lined with trees full of pale pink blooms as well as at the Han River park soccer field.
The popular festival, which draws millions of visitors from across the country, was canceled in 2020 in the wake of the pandemic. It shifted online in 2021 and made a partial comeback last year.
Under the theme "Spring Again," this year's festival will see various events lining the streets including an art fair, food markets, buskers and yacht tours.
Nearby restaurants and hotels will offer discounts to coincide with the festival.
Choi Ho-kwon, chief of Yeongdeungpo District Office, expressed hope that people isolated by COVID-19 will take the opportunity to venture out to see the flowers and enjoy the gift of nature.