In time with the G20 Summit, the 2010 Seoul Lantern Festival will take place Nov. 5th to 14th across a 1km stretch area from the Cheonggye Plaza to the Samilgyo Bridge.
Under the theme of ‘Seoul, a source of beaming hope’, the festival will feature 15,000 lanterns of 213 variations and from 25 countries. Unique pieces of work from ‘Sibaraku Nebuta’ of Aomori, Japan; and ‘Iryongsangtu’ and ‘Byeongeomgamyeon’ of China will be invited for the exhibition and a range of other creative local works such as ‘Door of Hope’, ‘G20 Lantern’, and ‘Lantern of Global Harmony’ will be on display.
A number of hands-on experiences such as ‘Making a Wish Lantern and Ribbon’ and ‘Floating a Lantern’ will coincide with the festival dates. Traditional performances by intangible cultural asset groups and street performances will highlight the celebration. In addition, the festivities will kickoff with a special Lighting Ceremony on the opening day.
Courtesy of: Seoul Metropolitan Government