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On February 15, 1966, ganggangsullae was designated as Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Korea

On February 15, 1966, ganggangsullae was designated as Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Korea

Traditionally, this dance is performed only by women at night without any instruments. Young and old women dance in a circle at night under the moonlight. They go outside in traditional Korean clothing, hold each other's hands, make a circle, and start rotating clockwise. The lead singer sings a line and everyone sings the refrain

Traditionally, this dance is performed only by women at night without any instruments. Young and old women dance in a circle at night under the moonlight. They go outside in traditional Korean clothing, hold each other's hands, make a circle, and start rotating clockwise. The lead singer sings a line and everyone sings the refrain

Had to have the piped clothes racks, made them myself and earnt my carpenters badge!

Had to have the piped clothes racks, made them myself and earnt my carpenters badge!

Guanyin is the Bodhisattva associated with compassion as venerated by East Asian buddhist, usually as female. The name Guanyin is short for Guanshiyin, which means "Observing the Sounds(or cries) of the World"

Guanyin is the Bodhisattva associated with compassion as venerated by East Asian buddhist, usually as female. The name Guanyin is short for Guanshiyin, which means "Observing the Sounds(or cries) of the World"

'ganggangsullae'. The song tempo progressively becomes faster. They sing about their personal hardships, relationships, and desires. During the dance, the women play a variety of games. The dance can last until dawn.

'ganggangsullae'. The song tempo progressively becomes faster. They sing about their personal hardships, relationships, and desires. During the dance, the women play a variety of games. The dance can last until dawn.

The dance is thought to have originated around 5,000 years ago when the Koreans believed that the Sun, Moon, and Earth controlled the universe. Participants would dance under the brightest full moon of the year in order to bring about a good harvest.

The dance is thought to have originated around 5,000 years ago when the Koreans believed that the Sun, Moon, and Earth controlled the universe. Participants would dance under the brightest full moon of the year in order to bring about a good harvest.

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