Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Lantern Parade

The Lantern Festival was the other weekend and finally hubby and I got to go see the parade. It was actually the same night as our fun dinner out so we got two for one.

We knew it was somewhere downtown and we were trying to tell the taxi driver where to go when at a stoplight we realized the parade was right in front of us! We jumped out of the cab and ran over to take these pictures.

And what a lovely parade. All the lanterns are made out of hanji paper (traditional Koran rice paper).

These ladies are wearing hanboks, the traditional dress.

Now, this guy looks like one to not mess around with, doesn't he?

Check out the video I made of the parade!


Unknown said...

Great pics, Christina! The costumes the people wore were fabulous -- must have been something to see!

I wasn't able to view the video, but I'll try again later!

Have a wonderful Sunday :)

Talli Roland said...

Gorgeous photos! What wonderful colours. Thank you so much for sharing!

Meg said...

ohhh pretty! we need a lantern parade here! thank you for sharing. What is the story behind the parade? Is it a holiday?

How are the tensions in S Korea feeling on the ground there? time for a political update for the poli junkies. I talked with a client the other day from SK and they seemed ambivalent about it all.

Hugs from the heartland and how is the writing going?

Larissa said...

How neat, Christy! Loved the video!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing these pictures. I've always loved Korean culture, and this event looks so fun and so beautiful. :)

Kimbra Kasch said...

I love those pics. It looks like a great time.

Especially loved the blue and pink dresses - kinda like a Disney parade

Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Great colors and costumes. I hope to see something like that someday.