Kazakh fairy tales were presented at a children’s book festival in South Korea
Kazakh fairy tales were presented at a children’s book festival in South Korea. Fairy tales ‘Aldar Kose’ and ‘Who’s stronger?’ in the Korean language were presented by the Culture Foundation of Seoul’s Seongbuk District. Kazakh citizen Assel Makhanova works in this organization. Although she has been living in South Korea for 13 years, Assel never forgets about her Motherland. She promotes the Kazakh culture among Korean residents. After the presentation of the fairy tale, Assel presented Kazakh traditional game, Assyk Atu to the event visitors.
ASSEL MAKHANOVA, STAFF, CULTURE FOUNDATION, SOUTH KOREA:
- I have been attending the book festival as a guest for five years, but this year, I represent Kazakhstan and present the Kazakh traditional culture to the Korean people.
The book festival has been held for the eighth time. This year, it was attended by 94 cultural organizations in Seoul. The event is aimed at sparking the interest to read among the younger generation.
LEE JIN WOO, DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR, CULTURE FOUNDATION, SOUTH KOREA:
- The number of readers is dropping every year. It occurs due to the development of digital electronics. The book sales are also declining. We encourage children to read and tell them about the cultures of other people.