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Fun and games for Children’s Day: Flowers in bloom


Children walk through a field of yellow rape flowers in Suwon, Gyeonggi. Flower festivals, including the Yellow Rape Flower Festival in Guri, Gyeonggi, will be held in various regions across the country in May. [NEWSIS]

Getting outside of the neighborhood and exploring the beauties of nature can be an exciting adventure for children and parents alike. This year, flower festivals being held nationwide are a good reason to get outside.

Taean Flower Festival

Around Nature World in Taean County, South Chungcheong, the 2012 Taean Flower Festival is in full swing with more than a million colorful tulips in bloom.

For Children’s Day, event organizers offer face painting for free and will give away flower seeds to be planted later by the young visitors. Various magic shows and musical performances are also scheduled for the day alongside lots of exhibition booths.

Now in its fourth year, the flower festival in Taean has themes for the four seasons. After spring (April 22-May 8), which focuses on tulips, it will move to lilies for summer (June 20-July 1) and to dahlias for autumn (Sept. 1 to Oct. 31).

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International Horticulture Goyang 2012

To see a wide variety of flowers all in one location, International Horticulture Goyang 2012 is the event to visit.

At Ilsan Lake Park in Goyang, Gyeonggi, 150 companies from 40 countries will join 160 local florists to show off various types of flowers.

A total of 200 million flowers are in bloom across 250,000 square meters (61.8 acres) at the event in what organizers call the International Flower Olympiad.

A wide variety of events supplement the flower displays until the festival closes on May 13.

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