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Onset of spring


After undergoing a long cold winter, an adonis comes into bloom at last to welcome the onset of spring on March 4, a day before gyeongchip, one of 24 solar terms in early spring.

Gyeongchip is one of 24 solar terms which literally means awakening of animals and insects from their winter sleep. Fresh green sprouts can be spotted during this time in early spring.

Adonis is one of the perennial flowers in part of the buttercup family. This plant often comes into bloom when snow still remains in early spring.

Many festivals take place in Korea in March to welcome the coming of spring and enjoy spring flowers. Some well-known festivals include Gwangyang International Maehwa Festival, various sansuyu festivals located around the country, and Yangpyeong Strawberry Festival.


Namsan, Seoul




Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism

Korean Culture and Information Service

Jeon Han




봄이 오는 소리


유난히도 춥고 길었던 겨울의 끝을 알리는 ‘*경칩’을 하루 앞둔 4일 남산공원에 자리 잡은 성질 급한 **복수초가 꽃망울을 터트리며 봄을 재촉하고 있다. 봄을 맞은 3월 한국에서는 ‘광양국제매화문화축제’ ‘양평 딸기체험축제’ ‘산수유 꽃 축제’ 등 다양한 봄 맞이 축제가 열린다.


남산공원, 서울






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Taken on March 4, 2013