Vietnam to Host the Korean Giant Lantern Festival
Vietnam will host one of the largest lantern festivals in Hanoi over 50 days starting from December 3rd. The event is sponsored by both Vietnam and South Korea and will include the display of 40 giant lanterns of popular animated characters as well as famous scenic spots in Vietnam and Korea that symbolize Peace, Love and Hope.
Visitors of the festival will also have other activities to enjoy in addition to viewing the lanterns.
The festival will also host K-pop concerts, Taekwondo exhibitions, and classical music and dance performances. The Giant Lantern Festival is an annual tradition in Seoul where giant lanterns of historical subjects are showcased for 70 days across the Republic of Korea. This annual tradition has traveled to other countries such as the U.S., the U.K., Taiwan and China.
The 2016 festival will take place at the Lepare Trade Centre in the Hoang Mai District of Hanoi. The festival draws millions of visitors and is expected to welcome 10,000-50,000 visitors per day.