Korean Culture Week opened in Turkmenistan

Korean Culture Week opened in Turkmenistan

The opening of the Korean Week of Culture in Turkmenistan has taken place today in the Ashgabat shopping and entertainment center Berkarar. The organizers, the Korean Cultural Center and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, devoted the first day to traditional hanbok clothing.

– Women’s hanbok consists of a fluffy skirt that wraps around the body, and a jacket like a bolero. Men’s national attire consists of a strict jacket and wide trousers, which is called in Korean baji, a representative of the Korean Cultural Center commented at the show.

Korean national dress is unusual. It attracts with its bright colors, and creates a unique look for both women and men. And that day, anyone could try on these costumes and be photographed against the backdrop of a landscape typical of the Land of the Morning Calm.

Volunteers of the Korean Cultural Center helped all guests to feel them in an informal friendly atmosphere, talked with pleasure about the history and culture of Korea, and answered questions.

– There is much in common in the traditions of the Turkmen and Korean peoples such as honoring elders, great respect for the cultural heritage. Even linguistic similarities can be found, one of the Altynay volunteers says. – Such events contribute to developing cultural ties between the countries, and I am glad that I can take part in this.

And tomorrow, as part of the cultural and educational program, the Ashgabat Concert and Cinema Hall will provide an opportunity to watch a fashion show of Korean clothing with the participation of professional models. On the same day, the sports drama film The Best Moment in Our Life will be shown.

The Culture Week programme includes such events as taekwondo martial art and Korean dishes tasting which will give special pleasure to fans of spicy cuisine.

Svetlana DAVIDOVICH