When the cold wind starts striking the Korean peninsula, the capital city Seoul holds a lantern festival at Cheonggye stream flowing heart of the city, turning the area into a dazzling spectacle each year. With that said, the Seoul Lantern Festival once again kicked off on November 7th, under the theme ‘Seoul’s Gleaming World Heritage.’
The festival displays lanterns in all shapes and sizes through four parts. Part one presents Korea’s world heritages, followed on by local and international lanterns at part two. Part three shows characters popular among children such as Larva and Tobot. The last part features lanterns made by modern light artists. Several event booths which require visitors’ participation will be set up, including a wish tree where visitors can write down their wish and hang it on the tree. Selected messages will show up on nearby LED screen. Maybe time to confess your love to a date?