Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern) Festival (진주 남강유등축제), October 1-16, 2016
This is a festival that I have wanted to go to each year but had never made time for it. Even with the long wait and the 10,000₩ entrance fee, this festival was super cool.
Fireworks on the Namgang River at 8pm kicked off Saturday night. Floating lanterns on the water and lanterns of all shapes and sizes all around. There are so many lanterns, I don’t even know where to start listing them. I really enjoyed the lanterns of famous global attractions like the Statue of Liberty and Sphinx. There were also famous characters like Snow White and Beauty and the Beast.