Various programs to brighten the Daedong Festival
Various programs to brighten the Daedong Festival
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During the three-day Daedong Festival period, students wander around the campus to experience the fun and excitement that have been prepared. However, students sometimes miss out on the events because of lack of information about the events being held. Thus, the Ewha Voice has prepared a guide to specifically inform students about events held during the festival. 


May 21, 2008 

The festival will start with the opening program called, “Ewhaians, eating in a single bowl” from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at theEwhaPlaza located between the front gate and the Ewha Campus Complex. According to Kim Ji-yeon (Health Science, 4), a member of Student Government Association (SGA) who is in charge of the Daedong Festival programs, this event of mixing 1000 bowls together to make bibimbop represent the revitalizing the spirit and unity of the students. The event, which began two years ago, was one of the popular events and thus has been continued to this year. 

Under the supervision of SGA, the student voluntary singing contest, Free Top 10, is also prepared at the Ewha Plaza from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Participants of the program, whether an individual or a team,  who have registered by May 16 via e-mail will compete to show off their talents. Last year, about 12 teams participated in the contest and each brought home different prizes such as noodle, rice, and watermelon. Anyone, including foreign students, is welcomed to enjoy seeing the contest and cheer their peers. 


Different from the last year, SGA held a program contest where students can propose ideas about programs for the Daedong Festival. One of the suggestions accepted by the SGA was the Ewha Tea House. “Ewha Tea House will be a small open-air stage where clubs and individuals can perform, and audiences can both watch the performance and drink beverages such as teas, cocktails and beers too,” said Kim.

“Those who want to play classical music instruments, sing a song, or recite a poem can apply on the day, first come first served,” said Kim. The Ewha Tea House will be conducted from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in front of the Student Union Building.





May 22, 2008 

             On the second day of the Daedong Festival, another new program called “Challenge! Ewha Bell” will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in front of the Students’ Union Building. This will be organized similar to the TV program called “Challenge! Golden Bell ” where 50 students who registered earlier will answer 30 questions on cultural issues, current events, and those related to Ewha. Among the questions, 15 will be from the expected questions distributed by the SGA earlier, and 15 new questions. Last 5 students and the champion, whether she rings the bell or not, will be given special prizes.

             From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., SGA has prepared a program titled People Solidarity Hanmadang (gathering together in Korean) will also be held at theEwhaPlaza . The program deals with the problems related to the minorities of the society such as people with disabilities and women and their rights, and hopes to unite and give out collective efforts to strengthen students’ relationships by discussing social problems.  


May 23, 2008

As usual, the finale of the May Festival is the Yeongsan Chuldarigi, a traditional Korean tug-of-war game to be held at the Ewha Athletics Track as part of the closing ceremony. This game, now considered as the highlight of the Daedong Festival was first introduced in 1983 by the SGA with the meaning unity, harmony, and democracy among students. Before the tug-of-war, different games will be held among students from different clubs and divisions to divide teams into two, “Haebang (Free)” and “Ewha.”

  Aside from these big events, the festival also includes concerts, performances, exhibitions, and sporting events. To name some, the rock band, ReleAse, will be performing on May 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at theEwhaPlaza followed by music group Hansori under the theme “School ofRock .” Different exhibitions prepared by clubs such as Ewha Photo Trace and Polaris will be held throughout the festival. Also, for three days, variety of food stands operated by colleges and clubs will be conducted all around the campus to offer students everything ranging from drinks, snacks to even enjoyable games.


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