A very popular fruit lantern from Singapore
This year, since my office is right around the corner in Jongno, I decided I had no excuse to miss this year's festival. Friday night after work the boyfriend and I took a little stroll down to check out this year's display.
Scenes from traditional Korean culture
Girls playing on a traditional Korean see-saw, 놀 뛰기
This year's theme, or at least the theme for the portion of the stream that I was on was traditional Korean culture. Here you can see scenes from the past lit up along the stream in lantern form.
Flying traditional Korea kites (연)
Another fun event at this year's lantern festival was writing a message on a lantern, lighting it and letting it float down the stream. It kind of felt like a scene out of a movie or something.
Launching lanterns into the stream
Of course, all those lanterns had to go somewhere...http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/FU/FU_EN_15.jsp?cid=1743656