Attendants of Andong Mask Festival to avail special airfare deals from TravelhouseUK

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Festival to occur from the 27th of September to 6th of October near Seoul, South Korea

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The agency has chosen the Andong Mask Dance Festival in South Korea among the international events being supported with special airfare for potential attendants from the UK.

Hailing from one of the largest leisure travel communities in the world, TravelhouseUK has collaborated with international events on a seasonal basis. The agency has chosen the Andong Mask Dance Festival in South Korea among the international events being supported with special airfare for potential attendants from the UK.

TravelhouseUK has held a reputation in the commercial aviation sector for bringing forward the most economical deals for competition. The agency has registered with Air China, Vietnam Airlines, Finnair, Turkish Airlines and Cathay Pacific for facilitating flights to South Korea from London’s Heathrow Airport.

Andong is one of the prime old-age settlements representing the origins of South Korea, and the Andong Mask Dance Festival is the heart of its popularity for welcoming tourists countrywide as well as from overseas. Ranging from the 27th of September to the 6th of October, the festival will be based on the world heritage site of Hahoe Village, with stages set just beside the rivers and the pine forests. Ritualistic folk dances and original plays from local stories will lead the procession, with participants dressed in bright costumes and vibrant masks. Religious aspect is backed with chanting and dances alongside the central temple of the village. Andong is located in the outskirts of Seoul among various villages, and thus teams representing each of these villages take part in the dance performances. This is the reason why most dances have subjects like the harvest or the simple rural lifestyle. International teams are also featured separately, with countries from the Far East such as Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia and Thailand as well as Israel being represented in the festival.

Visitors are not just restricted to tour the folk village and witness the mask dance performances. Costume creativity competitions and mask designing competitions will let outsiders get an insight at the components of the festival, while also getting the chance to try their hands at the expertise. If interested, they can also pursue masked dance learning under ritual performances or just for the purpose of getting to interact with the professionals. Mask plays will be enacted with teams of various age categories, and winners of each competition will be awarded under the event administration.

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