Busan Fireworks Festival

On October Every Year The "Busan Fireworks Festival" takes place every October along Gwangalli Beach. The festival’s diverse programs of cultural events, high-tech laser light shows, and myriad of unique and colorful fireworks make this one of the area’s most popular festivals, drawing crowds of over 1 million visitors each year. Though most people flock to the beach for a closer view of the festivities, nearby Hwangnyeongsan Mountain also offers a great view of the fireworks.  Location Gwangalli Beach, Gwangan Bridge Homepage www.bff.or.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Seoul Lantern Festival

From first friday to thrid Friday of November every year Since its inception in 2009, the annual Seoul Lantern Festival has managed to put on remarkable displays of lanterns on the famous Cheonggyecheon Stream in downtown Seoul. During the festival period, hundreds of lanterns, each with a unique design and story, will be lit on Cheonggyecheon Stream.    Additional Events -Making wish tree and hanging wish lantersn (Advanced participation at facebook.com/seoullanternfestival) -Crafting Jongmyojeon miniature with roof tiles -Making UNESCO heritage world book -Making hanji (Korean traditional paper) lantern or purchase available