Seoul Lantern Festival 2012
In a country with as rich a history as Korea’s, one may expect all the festivals to be immersed in culture and tradition dating back hundreds of years. So if I’m honest, I think I may have been let down to find out that the Seoul Lantern Festival’s rich history went back all three years to 2009. Never the less, I was not disappointed by the display itself when I visited it this weekend. What I observed lining the Cheonggyegcheon (my favorite Korean word) was easily the coolest display of lantern-making I’d ever seen. The lanterns artfully depicted the history of Korea during the Joseon dynasty, and also included some more popular references. I’m assuming Pororo, Poli the Robo Car, and the super heroes were to appeal to the younger audience.
I’m sure descriptions of the festival would bore everyone, including myself. I’ll leave the rest to pictures. Enjoy!