I got invited to the Seoul Lantern Festival in Seoul last week. I have been to another lantern festival before, but not one so amazing. The Seoul Lantern Festival is one of the oldest celebration in Korea. Lantern festivals are held all around Asia during the Spring and to also commemorate Buddha’s birthday on the 5 May.
I’t s a spectacular show of beautiful hanji-made lanterns and devotees from all backgrounds. I had to do an illustration of Little Bon Bon and Nono joining n on the festivities. The lanterns and atmosphere was so inspiring:
I put together a small video of the Bon Bon and Nono in hanboks in procession!
To read more about the festival visit my travel/lifestyle blog: http://beedujour.com/springlanternfest/