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Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern) Festival (진주 남강유등축제)

  • Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern) Festival (진주 남강유등축제)
  • Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern) Festival (진주 남강유등축제)
  • Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern) Festival (진주 남강유등축제)
  • Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern) Festival (진주 남강유등축제)
  • Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern) Festival (진주 남강유등축제)
  • Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern) Festival (진주 남강유등축제)
  • Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern) Festival (진주 남강유등축제)
  • Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern) Festival (진주 남강유등축제)
  • Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern) Festival (진주 남강유등축제)
  • Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern) Festival (진주 남강유등축제)
Period
10.01.2020 ~ 10.11.2020
Address
626, Namgang-ro, Jinju-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
경상남도 진주시 남강로 626
Location
Areas of Jinju Namgang River and Jinjuseong Fortress
Telephone
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-55-755-9111
Sponsors / Management
Jinju-si, Jinju Art & Culture Foundation / Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern) Festival Committee
Introduction
Jinju Namgang Yudeung Festival originates from the lantern lighting custom used during the Jinjuseong Fortress Battle of the Imjin War (1592-1598) as a military strategy to prevent Japanese troops from wading the Namgang River. The highlights of the festival are the floating of lanterns, carrying personal wishes of the citizens, along the Namgang River and the parade of lanterns created by local students themselves. In addition, the festival features gaejesik (lighting of lanterns in remembrance of the Jinjuseong Fortress Battle veterans), an exhibition of the world’s traditional lanterns, and many more participatory cultural programs.
Programs
- Lighting ceremony
- Floating lanterns on the river
- Hanging wish-lantern
- Boat ride experience
- Lantern Exhibition

* Programs and schedule subject to change
Performance Times
10:00-01:00
Admission/Participation Fees
Free (fees vary by program)
Duration of Performance
3-4 hr
Age Limit
Open to visitors of all ages
Transportation
[Bus]
From Seoul Nambu Terminal, take a bus to Jinju Intercity Bus Terminal.
Walk for approx. 5 min.
Homepage
www.yudeung.com (Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese)

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