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  • Seoul Lantern Festival

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  • The Seoul Lantern Festival, established in 2009 in celebration of the ‘Year of Visit to Korea,’ has grown into a representative festival of Seoul visited by over 2.5 million people each year. The 2017 Seoul Lantern Festival is being held over 17 days between November 3 and 19 at Cheonggye Plaza to light up the night sky of Seoul with hundreds of thousands of lights and lamps over the 1.3 kilometer waterway of the Gwansugyo Bridge section. Under the theme of ‘Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games Viewed through Lights from Seoul,’ 11 winter Olympic sports including figure skating, short track and bobsleigh were symbolized in magnificent structures. The event will also feature programs such as wish lantern hanging, wish lantern floating and New Year’s wish paper hanging.

    【Event Overview】
    ○ Period: November 3 – 17, 2017
    ○ Location: Cheonggye Plaza – Gwansugyo Bridge
    ○ Directions: Exit 5 of Gwanghwamun Station (Line 5)
    ○ Installed works
    - Cheonggye Plaza – Gwanggyo: Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games Viewed through Lights from Seoul(11 works)
    - Gwanggyo Bridge – Samilgyo Bridge: Seoul, South Korea and Lanterns of the World (11 works)
    - Samilgyo Bridge – Gwansugyo Bridge: Characters and Artists (21 works)
    ○ Programs: Seoullo 7017 virtual experience zone, Seoul Lantern Festival photo event, wish lantern hanging, wish lantern floating, New Year’s wish paper hanging, food truck zone (Mojeongyo Bridge – Gwanggyo Bridge)
    ○ Website: www.seoullantern.com

    Seoul Lantern Festival

    Seoul Lantern Festival

    Seoul Lantern Festival

    Seoul Lantern Festival

    Seoul Lantern Festival

    Seoul Lantern Festival

    Seoul Lantern Festival

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