The Korean Embassy in Bolivia (ambassador Ki-hong Kim) announced that it would hold the Korea Weekly Event from September 23 to 28 in La Paz, the capital of Bolivia, and Santa Cruz, the economic center.
The embassy said, “Hallyu fans, who have been eagerly waiting for the Korea Week event, which has not been held for the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as many ordinary citizens, have participated in various programs such as the Korean Film Festival, K-Pop dance performance, Samulnori performance, Korean food tasting, and hanbok try-on. Participated,” he said.
This event started with the Korean Film Festival held from September 23 to 25 in Santa Cruz, the economic center of Bolivia. As the first Korean cultural event held in Santa Cruz since the re-opening of the Korean Embassy in Bolivia in 2008, Korean films such as Contemplation (2013), Thieves (2012), and Paparotti (2013) were screened to local people for three days.
From September 26 to 28, the Korean Cultural Festival and Korean Film Festival were held together at the cable car Mi Teleferico Central Station, an effective public transportation method in La Paz.
More than 2,700 La Paz citizens participated in the Korean Cultural Festival, which consists of a variety of programs, including K-pop performances such as flash mobs, cover dance performances, and random play dances, as well as Samulnori performances, Korean food tasting, hanbok try-on, traditional games, and Korea tourism photo exhibition.
At the festival, information on the Korean government’s development cooperation project in Bolivia and opportunities to study in Korea through KOICA was provided. In addition, the Samsung Electronics Bolivia branch set up a booth to promote new products.
Kim Ki-hong, Ambassador of Bolivia to Bolivia, said, “I am delighted that the event prepared by the embassy, KOICA Bolivia office, King Sejong Institute, Samsung Electronics Bolivia branch, and Korean restaurant in La Paz was successfully held despite difficult circumstances.” We will work hard so that the peoples of our two countries can better understand each other,” he said.