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Korea's special Mud Festival has day set aside just for Guam

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The MOU in place between Guam Visitor's Bureau and Boryeong City in Korea is in effect. Officials were recently on the island to share details about an upcoming global event in Korea that will feature a day specifically for Guam.  

The cultural exchange GVB has with Boryeong City is taking shape. Boryeong director of autonomy and administration bureau Cho Tae-hyun was on island inviting locals to his city to get down and muddy, explaining, "Around 2,000 people can experience the Mud experience zone at the same time and there are 8 meter height of mud life and mud field. There are mud flats sports such as marathon and wrestling you can experience."

It's the city's Mud Festival, complete with a K-Pop concert for participants. The festival has been going strong for 21 years. So...why mud?

"The southern part of Korea there is abundant amounts of sea mud flat and Boryeong City analyzed the element of mud…in the result, they found that the mud contains the outstanding elements and had started producing mud cosmetics since 1996," said Cho.

The global festival is one that attracts the most number of foreigners. Held every summer, talks of the event locally come just a few months after GVB and Boryeong City signed a cultural exchange memorandum of understanding.

Cho added, "GVB will participate in the 22nd Boryeong Mud festival and have Guam day for one day out ten festival days." That's right! A day dedicated to the territory.

If you want to check out the excitement, which goes down in the next 200 plus days, go to mudfestival.or.kr.

"There are 650,000 Korean visitors to Guam a year…so we hope to see all the travelers to come to Boryeong City to have fun all together," warmly invited Cho.

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