Jongmyo Daeje Royal Ancestral Rites
We've just uploaded on our website the pictures from Jongmyo Daeje, a royal ancestral rite, which takes place only once per year on the first Sunday of May.
Considered the most important ceremony of Joseon Dynasty, it was originally held five times a year until the Japanese colonial government (1910-1945) terminated it. The rite was finally reinstated in 1971 and has since been held once a year. In 2001, the Jongmyo memorial services are related ritual music were designated by UNESCO as intangible world cultural heritage for the first time in Korea.
All pictures by DiscoverKorea