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Busan helps Hamburg Port celebrate its birthday

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This year marks the second time Korea acted as Hamburg's partner country, the first being in 2005.

 The 834th Hamburg Port Anniversary took place from May 5 to 7 in Hamburg, Germany. Known locally as the "Hafengeburtstag," more than a million visitors from around the world visited the Hanseatic city to take part in the maritime festival.
 Every year, the Hamburg Port invites a city, country or region to host a "festival within a festival." As this year's partner city, Busan Metropolitan City hosted the Korea-Busan Festival and showcased Korean culture and cuisine. The event also provided a wonderful opportunity for Busan to promote its bid to host the 2030 World Expo.
 Various exhibition booths and pop-up stores conveyed the allure of Busan as an international destination. Visitors enjoyed Korean delicacies, especially Busan's famous "dwaeji gukbap," pork soup and rice, and "milmyeon," wheat noodles. Other booths sold K-Pop merchandise and goods from Busan businesses. Guests also got to wear "hanbok," Korea's traditional clothing.
 The Korea-Busan Festival also featured dynamic performances by Korean acts. The world-renowned Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team delivered an exciting display of Korea's martial art. Audience members also experienced a concert by the rock band KARDI, traditional music and dance performances, street dance displays by the dance crew ARTGEE, and EDM shows by Korean DJs.