Jongmyo Daeje, a rite performed to honor the kings and queens of the Joseon Dynasty at Jongmyo Shrine, a national shrine and a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, is held every first Sunday of May.
- 09:00 to 10:00 Entering Yeongnyeongjeon Hall
- 10:00 to 12:00 Rite at Yeongnyeongjeon Hall
- 13:00 to 14:00 Entering Jeongjeon Hall
- 14:00 to 16:30 Rite at Jeongjeon Hall
Jongmyo Jerye is a rite performed to honor the kings and queens of the Joseon Dynasty at Jongmyo Shrine, a national shrine and a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Being the largest and most important rite of Korea, it is also called Jongmyo Daeje, with “daeje” meaning “great rite/ceremony.” Jongmyo Daeje used to be held five times a year in spring, summer, autumn, winter, and at Nabil, but at present, it is only held on the first Sunday of May each year. Jongmyo Jerye is a comprehensive ceremony where tangible and intangible heritages such as various rites, including a rite to honor the past kings and queens, and music and dance performances can be enjoyed at the same time.
- 1. Keep your voice down and refrain from running around in Jongmyo Shrine.
- 2. Jongmyo Shrine is a non-smoking area.
- 3. When taking photos, do not disturb others. Photos for commercial purposes are not allowed.
- 4. Follow the guide when entering Yeongnyeongjeon and Jeongjeon halls.
- 5. Do not walk on the path for the spirits.